5 Innovative Construction Tech That Is Making The Jobsite Safer
Nov 18, 2019 17:56
Tech has made worksites more efficient. However, there are also technologies which construction companies are implementing, that make their crew and the worksite a bit safer as well.
The use of traffic cones to help guide traffic or barricades to keep people out of a job site will never go away. However, technologies are far more advanced, and allows crews to improve efficiency, and speed up the process of jobs they are doing, while also keeping their team as safe as possible on the site.
These are a few of the high technologies that will help improve safety for all workers on site.
This not only helps protect workers' eyes, but it also allows them to become more efficient while working. Goggles have built-in wi-fi. They also have features for measuring, tracking changes, modeling, and for making corrections that are sent to managers in realtime.
So, they can quickly modify their workflow and projections, but this also improves safety. Why? If workers are wearing these goggles and see an area that is potentially dangerous, they can make a note of it.
They inform managers, and this will lead to corrections on-site so that other crew members are safe on the job as well.
Smart clothing comes in the form of
•Built-in fluid systems
•Integrated GPS systems and more
There are so many advancements in the hi-viz industry of safety gear. So, not only is clothing and construction gear easy to spot from a distance, but there are also built-in technologies to help ensure workers are safe, their body temperatures are regulated, and that construction managers can easily spot them in the event of possible dangers on the site.
GPS, RFID, built-in chargers, tracking systems, and more. The boots available for workers today, allow managers to easily track their movements, and also make sure they're safe and doing what has to get done.
Many manufacturers are also implementing heating systems, rechargeable systems, lighting, temperature sensing, and more. The work boots today are not only OSHA-rated for safety, but they are also going to make it far easier to determine what crew members are doing, where they are doing it, and tracking their work through the Cloud to help optimize workflow.
Obviously, this is also going to make any worksite safer when all employees are aware of where other crew members are, and what they're doing on-site.
This is going to improve safety by ensuring crew members are adequately trained. The use of augmented reality and virtual reality training is an excellent resource for construction companies to use.
It allows employers to place their employees in challenging situations, to help them determine the best approach to get out of them. Or, it will enable crew members to find more than one way to resolve a problem if they run into it while they are doing a job.
With the right training in place, crew members will not only know how to act in a particular situation when it does unfold but also know how to engage with their coworkers in the event they do require assistance during a stressful situation working on a construction site.
This is one that will help improve efficiency but also improve safety. Why? It will do the trivial tasks that crew members don't want to do for them.
When you reduce human error, which is made by crew members, it's much easier to ensure the job is done efficiently and also to avoid the mistakes and possible injuries through different stages of the process, which will follow.
Autonomous equipment and machinery will not only automate processes but also eliminate instances where employees are skipping tasks or taking shortcuts because a job is trivial or is annoying for them to complete daily.
Machines don't take these shortcuts, so they are going to help improve the overall safety of the job site where these tasks are completed.
Although no single piece of equipment will prevent every injury that can occur on a construction site, these are some pieces of equipment that can significantly help enhance the safety of all crew members who are working on a dangerous construction site.
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