Workplace safety & security
There was an important circular couple of months ago from Ministry of Manpower, Singapore indicating that worker safety should be given predominant importance in any construction sites. There would be constant inspections at the work sites for ensuring the same. According to the ministry, there has been a steady increase in reported fatal injuries this year in Singapore construction sites. Most of these injuries are accounted to the careless vehicle operations in the site vicinity
From forklifts to big trucks, managing the traffic effectively at the workplaces is extremely important. Our team at Ripples IoT had conducted a study on how such unwarranted mishaps can be reduced with the help of modern day technologies – combining sensors, IOT dashboard and analytics. Improper segregation of the vehicular-pedestrian traffic and poor maintenance of the onsite vehicles and machineries were the major issues.
How IoT Solutions can solve these problems?
Most of these fatality cases, the workers were unaware of the presence of such vehicles in the vicinity. Usually there would be lot of noise and dust around the site premises. The driver of the vehicle and the pedestrian worker can fail to spot each other. The idea is to embed IoT technology into worker vests or hats. The driver of the vehicle can get an alert about worker presence in the vicinity. The workers can also be alerted about the vehicle presence using flash sirens and lights. The managers can constantly monitor the speed of the vehicles on their mobiles and alert the drivers accordingly.
Another major issue was poor maintenance of vehicles and machineries. The workers are put to risk due to the improper working of such machineries and can lead to even loss of life. The vehicle vital components have to be monitored continuously using chips & sensors and the data should be used for proactive maintenance.
Government on the move
Under workplace safety and health act, Singapore government has already started imposing heavy fines on builders and constructors who compromises on their worker’s safety. By implementing IoT solutions, not only the safety objective set by the government is met, the workers can bring in more productivity as they feel safe and secure in their work environment.
Be proactive and save yourself from big fines. Contact us for making your Singapore construction sites smart and most importantly a safe one.