The viewing problem
Safety is becoming an ever increasing aspect in the industry. All new earth moving machinery has to as of the 1st of December 2008 comply with the ISO 5006 standards. The driver of a large earth moving machinery vehicle has very little visibility of the area around his vehicle. The blind spot areas to the front and rear of the vehicle are the most dangerous areas. The ISO 5006 standards state that the area of up to one metre around the entire vehicle as well as the area of one and a half metres above the vehicle must be visible to the driver.