The construction industry is considered one of the most dangerous industries to work in. There are many new innovations that are being developed to help make the job safer for those in this industry. Here are five of the biggest contributors to making the construction site safer for all.
There are various motion sensors that can be worn by construction workers to help monitor their safety throughout the day. These can come as boot inserts or hat clips. They will monitor the movement of the employee and alert the main base center if the employee has fallen or a major change in their heart rate has been detected.
Wearable Goggle Video Transmission
One really cool innovation that has reached the construction market is wearable goggles that transmit video imaging. These are typically worn by workers throughout the day. When they run into an issue where they need assistance from a supervisor, the supervisor can simply tune into the video transmission. They can see the issue as if they were standing right there with the worker, and together they can figure out a solution.
Remote Control Equipment
We’ve all played with remote control cars in the past. However, equipment manufacturers are taking this concept into the big time. With radio remote controls, workers can control construction equipment while remaining a safe distance away. By putting space in between the equipment and the controller, there is less of a risk for an injury to the employee.
Now, construction site managers can virtually tour their upcoming construction sites. This allows them to identify any potential issues that may arise at the site before it is set up. This way, all major hazards can be avoided prior to the actual site being developed. Before reality simulators, these hazards couldn’t be addressed until the construction site was already set up.
Construction is one of the most physically demanding jobs out there, and it can cause injuries due to muscle strain. Exoskeletons are a great way to help protect the body by providing support for various movements. These can be worn on just the upper body or come as a full bodysuit. Either way, they can reduce the load felt by the body and eliminate the soft muscle issues that are a result of repetitive motion injuries.
When it comes to innovating, the construction industry tends to get a lot of new technology. Most of this innovating is centered on the concept of safety as the construction industry is considered one of the most dangerous industries to work in. The above are just five of the many safety innovations that have come out in the last decade.