TAKING PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES FOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS IN CONSTRUCTION
Most of us see construction sites and cranes towering above them as an average everyday thing. And they are, especially in the cities. Most people see it as a sign of strong economic activity, Investment in jobs and growth. We walk by them every day without thinking about the dangers lurking in these construction sites.
As it is not an easy task to reduce the risk of fatal accidents and deaths in the construction sites, taking effective and timely preventative measures is the only way out. The number of accidents, injuries and deaths related to the construction industry is much higher than most other areas of work.
What can be done to prevent vehicle accidents in the construction industry?
The first step towards reducing the high death rate in construction is to reduce the risk of fatal accidents on construction sites involving vehicles. Employers must meet their legal obligations and play a central role in this case, in particular by assessing the risks and taking concrete steps to ensure the safety of all people in the area.
These include the maintenance of accident records, the training and advice of employees, and the coordination and cooperation of contractors. The focus must be on the planning and implementation of collective security measures, rather than giving particular importance to individual measures. The basic idea should be to replace the dangerous with the harmless.
Practically, accident prevention should not begin after work has already begun on the site. Instead, designers, architects and planners can dramatically reduce the risk of vehicle crashes by planning well in the pre-construction phase. Risk assessment is the most important aspect every employer needs to address, followed closely by the transfer of complete information to contractors who check that the site is completely safe for workers.
By implementing Suraj Informatics Warning Management Systems can help prevent accidents and reduce the risks of fatal accidents between pedestrians and industrial transport vehicles on the construction sites.
How does it work?
- Each Pedestrian and Vehicle has tags and that is controlled by Suraj Informatics units.
- Our unit creates detection zone around the pedestrian and the vehicle.
- When the pedestrian enters the detection zone, a loud alarm is triggered in the vehicle cabin to alert the driver.
- The alarm is terminated, as soon as the pedestrian leaves the detection zone area.