Work safely on a high level at PT Creations

How do you safely store a pallet away to a 9 meter height with a VNA-truck? At PT creations it was quickly found out that it is quite difficult to do with just your own eyes. Therefore, a camera system was installed on the new Toyota BT Vector VRE150.

Shortage of space due to fast growth of plant arrangements
PT Creations is specialized in growing, purchasing and selling plants. Every day, large quantities of high quality plant arrangements are shipped out to gas stations, florists, and (garden) shops. Due to the organization’s fast growth during the past years, the company from Wijk bij Aalburg experienced a shortage of space. This is why a new warehouse was built next to current building.

Efficient use of space in new high rise warehouse
The warehouse has a surface of 2500 square meters and a height of 11 meters. To make full use of every square meter, the warehouse has narrow pathways. No problem for Toyota’s new VNA-truck that was purchased by PT Creations.

Risk of accidents when working at heights
But for warehouse workers – who were used to low shelves – the new working situation proved to be a challenge. ‘’At a height of 2.5 meters, everyone can store away or pick up a pallet without any effort. But at a height of 8.8 meters, the driver can barely see what he is doing. The odds that the driver makes a mistake are high. That’s asking for accidents. I don’t want to think about what happens when a pallet falls down and someone gets hurt’’, manager Patrick Scheffers says.

Consequential damage is great at warehouse accidents
Add to that the consequential damage. The damaged products must be replaced. Perhaps even more costly: the broken pallet upsets the streamlined warehouse system. By the time you have sorted that out and fixed it, hours have passed.

Work more safely and efficiently with a camera system
Toyota advised PT Creations to equip the truck with an Orlaco AMOS 58° (FAMOS 60º) camera. After a 30 minute demonstration, Scheffers was convinced of the benefits. ‘’Thanks to the camera and the high resolution display you can perfectly see what you are doing. That way, you can work much faster and more efficiently.’’ Ergonomically speaking it is also a step forward according to Scheffer. ‘’With a camera, you don’t have to look up all the time. The camera is protected between the forks and always functions. It is already indispensable here. In fact, the truck should always come with a camera system’’.