A potted history of protective equipment in Construction..
COVID-19 aside, the use of wearables in construction has been gathering momentum for a while now. In 2017 a study on the acceptability of wearables in Construction stated that employee …
A lot of health and safety practices that have the most positive effects are not necessarily complicated or technological in nature. Project-specific training and safety meetings, frequent worksite inspections, and safety and health orientation and training are three commonly adopted safety innovations and have a positive effect on safety.
However, some simple technologies have had a helpful impact by improving site safety and control, such as drones, hard hats that detect carbon monoxide, site sensors, and most recently, wearables.
“Since introducing OptiBond we have the ability to carry out rapid project setup which was not achievable with traditional communications, it has also provided the ability to plan better for short duration projects and moves and changes within complex projects. In summary OptiBond is a valuable addition to Taylor Woodrow’s communication portfolio.” Rob Ramsay, IT Director for TWC.