Personal Proximity Sensor

On a busy site, collisions between operatives and plant machinery are a constant danger. It is difficult for both parties to be constantly aware of the other’s presence, so efforts must be made to prevent collisions.

See the examples below for how one site addressed this:

  • The site trialled a personal proximity sensor which acts as an anti-collision device.
  • The sensor is placed on the hard hat of each operative and sensor readers are placed inside the cab of all plant on site.
  • If an operative comes closer than five metres to a piece of plant a klaxon sounds inside the cab warning the plant operator of the close proximity of an operative.

This is the first time such a system has been observed in the West Country.

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Monitor report. Galliford Try. Somerset. July 2017.


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