Mushroom growing farms have a lot of moving parts (employees, machines, and so on) and difficult conditions (e.g., high humidity) because of which extra precautions should be taken. Farms’ owners simply have to prioritize safety, otherwise efficient and smooth operation would be impossible.
As a result, modern mushroom material handling solutions are required, which are one of the most important pieces of equipment in such a farm, are equipped with many different safety features that greatly lessen the possibility of workplace accidents. Keep reading to learn more about the most important ones!
The automatic stoppage system – a key to preventing accidents
In the dynamic environment of a mushroom growing farm, it’s not outside the realm of possibility that a person or an object can accidentally stand in a mushroom picking trolley’s path. Such a collision could have terrible consequences. Thankfully, modern mushroom picking trolleys are equipped with an automatic stoppage system that makes sure such a thing can’t happen.
In short, it detects any obstacles and automatically stops the mushroom picking trolley, without any input from the picker. It’s a faster and more reliable method of preventing accidents than simply expecting the picker to spot the obstacle in time and stop the trolley manually.
It’s worth noting that in high-quality trolleys, such as the Newton model, all electrical components that control the trolley (including ones related to the automatic stoppage system) are placed in a special electrical box. The box is completely isolated from outside factors, which means protection from many dangers, such as mechanical damage or accidental flooding.
Important security features can be both simple and effective
Simple doesn’t mean ineffective or primitive. As such, modern trolleys don’t only have technologically advanced safety solutions, such as the automatic stoppage system, but also many simpler ones.
Electrical and non-electrical solutions complement each other and, when both are present, ensure a high level of safety without compromising work efficiency. For example, a non-slip working platform is necessary due to the aforementioned high humidity that could cause the picker to lose its footing.
Some other important examples include railings and chains, which also prevent falling off the platform, hand and arm protection (thanks to which the picker doesn’t have to worry that their arm could become trapped during picking), and a rigid mainframe. The door of the trolley opens inwards, which ensures that the door will be closed before picking commences. Thus, the trolley not only reduces the risk of accidents caused by harsh conditions but also ones caused by the forgetfulness of the picker.
As described above, modern mushroom picking trolleys have countless useful security features. Some of them are small and simple, others are possible thanks to advanced technology. Trolleys that have all of those important features (and more) can be obtained through trusted suppliers, such as GROWTIME.