Vigil HighSafe is an anti-crush protective system with various levels of protection designed to offer contractors a product of choice that suits theirrequirements.
How Vigil HighSafe works?
There are range of Vigil HighSafe products designed and developed to suit the end-use contractor’s purpose and the range consists of thefollowing devices:
Level I - Vigil HighSafe Protection Guard (VPG)
Vigil HighSafe Protection Guard (VPG) is a level I physical safety guard that is installed onarticulating or telescopic boom lifts and is designed to protect operators in the event of anoverhead or mid-body level crushing scenario due to obstacles such as girders, beam,heavy structures, cables or other obstructions present at the height at which the manlift isbeing operated.The VPG is a protective structure made from steel that can be easily installed a variety ofmanlift platforms and is designed to withstand impact force from potential crushing items while maintaining a safe working zone for theoperator on the platform.The VPG is designed to fit almost all standard sized platforms of 6' and 8' length and are also available in custom sizes to fit other non-standardtype boom lifts.
Level II - Vigil HighSafe Protection and Alert System (VPAS)
Vigil HighSafe Protection and Alert System (VPAS) is a level II protection & alert system to beinstalled on articulating or telescopic boom lifts and is designed to provide protection tooperators in the event of entrapment or crushing due to contact with overhead obstaclesand entrapment between them and the platform control panel.The VPAS is a horizontal bar which consists of a pressure bar sensitive device that is installed in the vicinity of the control panel at a position that can make contact with the operator incase he encounters a crushing event and is pushed toward the control panel of the lift. In such an event the pressure bar senses the force of theoperator due to entrapment between the high level obstacle and control panel and is activated immediately. Upon activation the control panelfunction is disabled thus preventing any further movement of the boom and visual and audible alarms are also triggered to alert other personnelof the situation so they can take corrective action by activating ground panel control and retracting the boom to a safe position leading torelease of the operator from the entrapped position.
Level III - Vigil HighSafe Usonic Protection and Alert System (VUPAS)
Vigil HighSafe Usonic Protection and Alert System (VUPAS) is a level III enhanced protection and alert system that is combined with VPAS. It utilizes ultrasonic sensors whichcan be installed on the platform and is designed to provide enhanced intelligent protectionto operators by providing a pre-crushing visual warning therefore preventing an entrapmentor crushing scenario.This product enhances the safety function of VPAS in that it issues a visual alert whenever itsenses a potential entrapment hazard by utilizing an array of ultrasonic sensors placed at various locations on the platform that barely hindersany line of sight vision of the operator and forms a virtual protective cloud above the operator alerting him of potential entrapment situations.