Winvic trials new AI site safety zone system

Winvic is testing Artificial Inteligence (AI) technology on two of its sites in a bid to improve safety.

The system will see site cameras monitor work and identify any hazards to operatives.

Safe working zones will be projected onto any potential hazards and workers alerted via a mobile app or wearable device when they move into a possible danger area.

Any operative not wearing appropriate PPE will also warned and the Project Manager alerted of the issue.

The projects has been dubbed as Computer-Vision-SMART and will run for two years. with funding from Innovate UK.

Tim Reeve, Winvic’s Technical Director is leading the Computer-Vision-SMART project.

He said: “Utilising intelligent digital technologies in construction to deliver projects more rapidly, cost-effectively and safely is a passion of Winvic’s and this forward-thinking health and safety initiative is truly ground-breaking.

“There is a clear gap in this area of construction safety, where social and technical efforts can successfully converge, and with the solution that has been conceived will come better opportunities than ever before to reach our zero-harm aim.

“It’s a very exciting time in the world of digital transformation, and our achievements over the next two years will generate a significant leap forward for safety across the whole of the construction industry.”

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