Seen sensors detect people in the blindspot behind a front end loader

Seen Safety work with industry-leading companies in warehousing, logistics, materials-handling, haulage, manufacturing, ports, construction, waste and recycling.

IRIS 860 sensors compliment and extend existing traffic management strategies and are an effective way of adding an active collision avoidance control with virtually no implementation effort or on-going compliance overhead.


Back-overs are one of the most common types of forklift / pedestrian accident and an IRIS 860 sensor covering the rear of a forklift is an ideal way to add an additional layer of safety in the blind spot.

The tightly defined detection zone makes the system especially effective in busy operations where ground personnel routinely need to work in close proximity to forklifts without triggering a stream of irrelevant detections.

Some of the companies Seen are working with to improve forklift safety include; Coda Group, Holcim Lafarge, The Warehouse Group, Boyne Smelter, Port Otago, Turners & Growers, Firth, Envirowaste, South Port, Port Otago, Hellmann Global Logistics, Toll Global (Australia), Allied Concrete, and PanPac Forest Products.

Wheeled loaders

Due to the size of their blind spot and their articulation, wheeled loaders present real safety challenges if ground personnel are present in operational areas. Seen’s selective detection of critical assets (i.e. people and key tagged hazards), ensures the operator only receives timely and relevant alerts, without causing annoyance or getting in the way of safe and productive operations. Watch video of detections from a wheeled loader at Port Nelson.

Some of the companies where Seen is helping to improve safety around their wheeled loaders include: Port Nelson, C3, Eastland Port, Allied Concrete, Ballance Agri-Nutirents, Holcim Australia.

Container handling

Seen’s optical technology is particularly well suited to container ports where steel shipping containers present unique challenges for RF/RFID detection systems. Seen’s optical laser sensor offers port operators and stevedoring companies a simple to implement, cost-effective and reliable active detection system for their container handlers and reach stackers.
See are currently working with CentrePort, Coda Group and Tasman Logistics in this area.


Seen sensors are perfect for large construction sites on all types of mobile plant, and are currently being used by CPB HEB JV (on Transmission Gully) and by McConnell Dowell Construction, on a variety of machines including mobile cranes, telehandlers, rollers, graders, paving machines and front-end loaders.


To mitigate the risk of ‘chain-shot’ from mechanical tree harvester heads, Seen and a New Zealand based OEM partner developed the IRIS Head Orientation Sensor which mounts on the harvester head and warns the operator if the chainsaw bar is pointing at the cab when the cut is initiated. Winner of the 2017 New Zealand Workplace Safety Innovation Awards. Contact us is you’re interested in knowing more about this opportunity.

IMPORTANT. Seen IRIS 860 sensors can provide additional information to the operator but are not intended to provide active safety functions or control the machine. Seen sensors do not replace the need for proper operator training and best practice safe operating procedure. The operator must always look to check the way is clear before moving the vehicle. Detection can never be guaranteed.

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