Improve 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.
Safety & IoT in construction
“.. Now we are effectively managing the traffic in the construction sites. from forklifts to big trucks to ensure workforce safety”
“.. Improper segregation of the vehicular-pedestrian traffic and poor maintenance of the onsite vehicles and machinery were the major issues till we installed RipplesIOT”
Most of the 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 RipplesIOT sensor technology into worker vests or hats helped in improving workplace safety norms and avoid the hefty fines”
“.. The workers are now alerted about the vehicle presence using flash sirens and lights. The managers are now constantly monitoring the speed of the vehicles on their mobiles and alert the drivers accordingly”
“..The workers were put to put to risk due to the improper working of machineries and could lead to loss of life. The vehicles are monitored continuously using sensors and the data is used used for proactive maintenance”
“.. Health of newly constructed structures are being monitored now a days using wireless vibration sensors based on MEMS technology”
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 our ready to deploy 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 IoT in construction practices for smart and most importantly a safe one.