Developing vehicles to monitor safety hazards for rail works

Ensuring the safety of your workforce is vital.

The potential hazards posed by the nature of the work taking place and the environment in which individuals are working should be identified.

In response, measures should be implemented to counteract these risks to ensure the wellbeing of your workforce.

A number of sites effectively communicate the risks posed on site and the safety procedures to their workforce.

Below is an example of how one site developed a vehicle to monitor and investigate potential safety hazards:

  • A vehicle was adapted from a Range Rover, and carried 48 cameras and a number of sensors;
  • The vehicle runs on train rails, and can monitor the smallest of cracks or fissures;
  • This enabled the site management and safety team to be informed of any cracking or new fissures within the tunnel.

This development has generated a safety asset for tunnel workers.

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Monitor Report, Interserve Construction Ltd, Scotland, December 2014

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