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Infrastructure Industry – IoT to the rescue

We dive deeper to address this pressing issue of workforce safety continuing our previous blogs – Are we Proactive & Prepared? & How can technology benefit in Safety?

In the infrastructure industry, the workforce is employed to do any manual, unskilled, skilled, technical, operational, or supervisory work. The companies do take care to maintain maximum safety standards. However, most of the times workforce is exposed to hazardous environments and prone to accidents. The environmental factors also add up to dangers like weather changes leading to the breakdown of personal protective equipment (PPE) or even the construction site. Every profession deserves respect and needs to be treated with dignity. And hence keeping a track of workforce is equally important as with major popular professions. When the unthinkable happens, one key to providing workers with the best chance of survival is knowing where they are.

Hence the need for a solution that provides in real time zone wise localization along with vital stats of the workers.

RFID

The RFID technology has been around for quite some years. The benefits this technology provides are automatic electronic attendance and staff time, count workers in and out of hazardous or sensitive areas and monitor worker health and safety by additional sensors.

GPS

Tracking using GPS is always done in outdoor scenarios giving real-time worker location. With additional provision, can signal danger, provide fall detection and help in the emergency evacuation.

Lower Power RF

The most recent among technologies adopted to improve worker safety. Being low power, the operational effort needed is drastically reduced. Real-time location with automatic attendance, alert when in hazardous zones, vital stats like temperature/heart rate of the worker, free fall detection and help to pinpoint the number of workers in a particular area during an emergency.

The success of a project depends on the crew’s (workforce & manager) ability to work efficiently and productively.

Nothing motivates more than a safe workplace.

The constant assessment takes managers a great deal of time and effort and can often lead to errors. And with growing number, manual monitor of resource utilization becomes a complex process. Adding to the pressure is the on-time completion of the project to avoid penalties.

Real-time tracking:

With dozens of employees to manage, construction managers can rest assured that their employees are at their correct work locations and do not wander around hazardous zones. This would prevent any unexpected incidents. Also, repeat offenders can be tracked down and penalized for inappropriate behavior.

Minimize Unpredictability:

The complexity of infrastructure projects can lead to delays, unexpected costs, and various risks. Using technology, construction managers have access to real-time information on their worker’s location and status.

This information allows managers to handle potential issues faster and minimize risks, delays, and unexpected costs. This keeps team members safe, maximizes time efficiency and prevents surprise costs.

Automatic attendance:

The accounting department doesn’t have to process the payroll themselves.

Instead, time records are sent wirelessly from the field. This allows employees at the back-office to see time punches, activities performed and job locations. A task that used to take hours now takes seconds! The zone wise attendance prevents workers from getting paid for work that they didn’t perform and reduces unwarranted payroll expenses.

Worker Accountability

Using technology keeps field workers accountable for their work. Since employees must be on-site to log their hours, they can’t be tempted to forge or add additional work time.

It is important to note that the tracking can lead to employee dissatisfaction in some cases. This can be avoided by being transparent with the workforce and communicating about their performance.

If used correctly, monitoring workers can enhance performance and encourage better behavior. This also helps identify employees who may have taken advantage of the old payroll system. With workforce tracking, safety measures are delivered much faster and lazy employees have nowhere to hide![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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