Safe & Sound Shipping Thanks To Brigade’s Broadband Alarms
Termont has been operating the port’s Maisonneuve Terminal for over 25 years. It is in constant operation – providing cargo and container handling services for both import and exports. However, following recent complaints from neighboring residents, Termont conducted a noise study; finding that some of their vehicles’ warning alarms were the root of the problem. In order to reduce their noise footprint it was clear they needed to find a new technology.
After researching potential solutions, Termont decided to undertake a trial using Brigade’s BBS-Tek alarms. As part of this trial, the Termont team conducted a secondary study to judge the efficacy of the alarms and confirmed that the alarms were effective in both reducing noise complaints and keeping their employees safe.
“On a typical day, there’s an abundance of noise coming from a lot of different vehicles,” said Jonathan Paris, EHS director at Termont. “Some of it is unavoidable, but warning alarm sound carries across a broad area. That’s why we decided to opt for white noise alarms. Broadband sound is directional, so only those in the most immediate vicinity of a vehicle are alerted to danger; which is exactly what we needed.”
Using a mixture of 107 dB alarms for their transtainers and adjustable 87-107 dB alarms for the rest of the fleet, BBS-Tek alarms are compatible with a huge variety of vehicles; and are now installed right across Termont’s fleet of cars, pickups, stackers, and yard tractors.
“Noise pollution itself is a health and safety issue,” said Henry Morgan, director and CEO of Brigade Canada. “Not just from an overall environmental standpoint, but in terms of risk reduction. Being able to distinguish between a nearby vehicle and one that’s approaching that poses a risk is paramount, and narrowband tonal beepers only adds to confusion on a busy jobsite.”
“Termont has a clear commitment to both its employees and its local community, and I applaud their initiative for finding a solution that benefits all,” he added.
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