Undertaking labour-intensive work without proper health and safety precautions poses a grave risk to the worker. Particularly in construction, where workers handle heavy objects and do repetitive tasks, employees could develop musculoskeletal problems. In this case, the project involved laying Pavement Quality Concrete (PQC), a heavy-duty surface for roads and runways.
The examples below show how one site addressed the health risks of this work:
This innovative use of technology has allowed the site to measure the physical impact of PQC work on operatives. Prevention is better than cure, and implementing the sensors’ findings will, hopefully, reduce the risk of injury as a result of construction work.
Monitor report. Ferrovial Agroman. London. December 2016.
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