Wind Alert System

BAM Construction’s Atlantic Square site in Glasgow has put a Wind Alert System in place to monitor the wind speed on site.

Following the first crane erection for the site, the team used an Eole Skywatch Windspeed Monitor to determine the wind levels each morning and indicates which flag should be raised. As per the above image, the wind alert levels are sub divided into five categories or colours. These colours represent the current wind speed and signify which flag is to be raised out on site. In turn each coloured flag indicates what tasks are permitted on site or what precautions need to be taken for that particular wind speed. The wind speed is also measured periodically during the rest of the day.

Project manager Ian Redmond says:

“The flags are a great visual indicator to colleagues about what operations are safe for that day and what precautions to take. If it’s BAM-green, we’re all good. If it’s black, then all external activities need to be ceased. We’re ‘lying the flag for ‘Your Safety is My Safety’.”

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