DKN Capital and LociLabs have developed a new low-cost wearable technology solution-SafeSpace, developed to help road workers maintain a space distance while continuing vital works.
It is a unique social distancing tool that can be worn on the wrist or clipped to a belt and provides real-time audible, visual and vibrating alerts when a device identifies another similar device within two metres of itself.
The non-bulky, wearable technology can last for more than 12 hours on a single charge, and will help to create a culture of spatial awareness and drive positive behavioural change, protecting employees and helping them to follow government protocols.
Amey has taken the new technology on for its highways, rail and waste collections sectors. “We are delighted to be exploring the use of this tool as a mechanism to manage and control social distancing in our operations,” says James Haluch, Maanging Director for Amey’s Transport Infrastructure division. “I believe, alongside our existing engineering and management controls we do need to be exploiting new technology such as SafeSpace to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our people which is a fundamental requirement across the infrastructure sector as we address the hazards being presented by Covid19.”
SafeSpace enables contractors to guarantee the safety and welfare of their workforce, while at the same time ramping up delivery to meet the challenging opportunities being presented in highway maintenance and construction.