Improved Safety Measures and Equipment in the Construction Industry Can Significantly Reduce Risk Profiles
Posted on November 26, 2019
No matter a person’s role on the project, visiting a construction site puts them in danger. Many people assume that it is simply part of the job – and many mortgage companies assume that folding this risk profile into their costs is a part of the job. The truth is that some of the most recent updates to construction safety may mean much lower risk profiles – which is a win-win for everyone from fund distribution companies to the workers themselves.
Today’s Hard Hats Are Much More Than What the Name Implies
Hard hats remain hard but that is not all they are. Companies such as SmartCap are designing hard hats that can actually monitor workers to determine if they are experiencing fatigue or are otherwise impaired. These hard hats can monitor traffic in and around the job site believe.
Smart Safety Vests Are Changing the Industry
Traditional safety vests were created with one purpose in mind: Increasing the visibility of the person wearing it. Today smart vests have many additional features that can play a huge part in keeping workers safe. Some use LEDs and sensors to increase visibility even in very low-light environments, and others can detect the vital signs of the person wearing it. The vest can then alert the wearer of abnormalities that could indicate trouble.
Safety Glasses Are Using Augmented Reality to Offer Extra Visual Information
Today’s safety glasses include augmented reality to add a layer of extra visual information. For example, they can give the wearer insight when temperatures become unsafe, the current status of all on-site equipment, and highlights of other aspects of the jobsite that could pose a safety issue. AR can also help with training, increased visualization of completed construction projects, and reducing distractions.
Remote Sensors Can Help in Many Ways
Remote and on-site sensors can provide access to a wealth of information including unsafe noise levels, issues with temperatures, and other job site issues that workers should be aware. They can even monitor the presence of volatile compounds and similar hazardous materials. Sensors can also ensure that antennas are placed correctly and align correctly to allow all equipment and devices to broadcast optimally.
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It is not just disbursement companies that can benefit from the fund control options we offer. Whether you are part of a construction crew, private equity firm, or mortgage lender, the fact that we can offer optimal access to data means that your job will be easier. Contact Fund Control at 800-625-5972 for a free demonstration.