Health and safety is a priority on a construction site, factoring in the wellbeing of every operative on site. New technologies can play a vital role in tracking and managing on-site health and safety.
See the details below to find out more about a new health and safety app:
The Berkeley Innovation Fund awarded £2 million to the development of the fuseAware safety system. The project has since been developed and tested on site over a period of 18 months.
The system involves fitting the site with sensors, beacons and durable outdoor screens displaying real-time data and illustrated signage.
Operatives wear a low-cost smartwatch which receives alerts when they are in a high-risk scenario.
Supervisors use the fuseAware app on smartphones and receive an alert if an operative breaks a condition set up through the system, such as limited time doing a certain task.
If the transgression is repeated beyond a certain threshold, an intervention request is issued and the operative is required to conduct additional training, tested by an e-learning module.
Each operative’s details are recorded individually, including their experience level and skills, which calculates risk and factors into whether an alert is sent.
Operations can be overseen through an administrative app providing real-time data capture, monitoring and reporting. This tracks each operative individually, alerting for lone working and monitoring how long an operative was working at height, whether they violated a condition etc.
Data can be viewed for an individual construction site or for all sites with the system enabled.
The application is available in multiple languages, and can be tailored to suit an individual operative’s favoured language.
For more information, watch the video:
Monitor report. Berkeley Homes (Central London) Ltd. London. September 2017.
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Learning from accidents, incidents and creating safety notifications demonstrates a culture of continuous improvement in safety performance and standards. Workforce involvement in the process will also create a greater team spirit and feeling of self-value.
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