Inattentional blindness causes hundreds of accidents each year. It’s the number one safety concern in many high-risk sectors such as construction. Situational awareness is vital.
In order to prevent workers from getting injured while executing their job, the Romware Worker Wearable combines multiple safety functionalities. BESIX Group is world’s first construction company to put the Romware Worker Wearable to the test.
- Position detection
- Access & certification
- Position detection
- Proximity detection
- (Historical) data processing
Every day, the BESIX construction yard in Frederikssund (Denmark) hosts hundreds of workers and heavy vehicles. BESIX is building a new 4-lane dual carriageway over a distance of 8.2 km. In this demanding working environment, it is challenging to avoid accidents.
In January 2019 Romware and BESIX set up a pilot project to evaluate the added value of Romware’s Worker Wearable. In this project, Romware has focused on tracking and notifying workers in both static and dynamic hazard zones, using UWB technology.
_1 Wearable: Equip workers with Romware Worker Wearables and send automaticnotifications when they enter a dangerous area (static hazard zone).
Position Detection – Geofencing – Access & Certification
_2 Notifications: Reduce the risk of man-machine collisions by notifying workers when they approach moving equipment (dynamic hazard zone).
Position Detection – Proximity Detection
_3 Analytics: Log near misses and incidents enabling BESIX to manage and mitigate risks in a proactive manner.
(Historical) Data Processing
"A game changer for safety awareness on site."
”This first safety wearable trial convinced us. Being able to directly impact people’s behavior on site while collecting data for long run improvement on collective safety measures will be a turning point in the construction industry.StanislasBESIX - Technical Office Engineer
”The warnings from the Romware Worker Wearable actively prevent serious accidents from happening. Furthermore, the high precision location monitoring and the digital availability of all data helped us to identify the areas where unsafe events occur and generating accurate dashboards and KPI’s -still a very cumbersome task in the H&S world.RobBESIX - Quality Manager
”The system is well thought out and structured. It alerts the worker in a safe and timely manner. As such, I registered accurate and effective alerts in the danger zone of a telehandler, in real-time.JoelBESIX - HSE Manager