Safety and Technology in Construction
The rise of new, advanced equipment is also bringing a rise in safety standards across the construction industry. The increase in deaths in construction is continuing to climb. However, with the help of innovative products and advances in technology those working in the field can now work smarter and safer.
There are many different safety tech types that can help to keep workers safer on site. From special boots to hard hat accessories, there are a number of ways that technology is helping to keep workers safe every day. As always, working safely is a choice and PPE is the easiest way to keep workers safe. Choosing PPE every day is the best way to decrease these accident rates, but there are some cool new technology pieces to help facilitate safety, as well.
One of our favourite innovative offerings to those working in construction are smart work boots. Solepower’s Smartboots are self-charging and are embedded with electronics including GPS, motion sensors, wifi and lighting. As the SolePower website explains, these boots improve situational awareness and visibility for high risk workers and first responders, sending automatic alerts of unsafe environmental conditions and hazards.
We’re also digging the Smart Cap, a fatigue monitoring solution that provides real-time feedback, helping operators to manage their alertness. As the website explains, the Smart Cap prevents microsleeps by providing accurate alertness measurements in real-time to operators and drivers so they can take charge when it comes to safety.
Regardless of your role in the industry, working safely should always be a top priority. Take care of yourself and your team by investing the time and energy to implement policies and procedures that support putting safety first. Safety doesn’t have to be boring – innovative tools like the ones above will allow you to have fun while ensuring that safety is a priority.