Safety in the Construction Industry
Construction vehicles and mobile plants frequently operate within close proximity to workers and other site machines. Safety is fundamental but the driver and operator visibility are often limited due to blind spots around vehicles and mobile plant, meaning collisions can occur. Site workers may also be wearing ear defenders, restricting their ability to hear plant machinery approaching, which increases the danger. 70% of incidents happen during initial machine start-up and low speed movement because of poor visibility.
The UK construction sector also faces challenges in vehicle safety whilst operating on public highways. Vehicles often have extensive blind spots to the rear, side, front and nearside of the cab.
Many incidents involving vulnerable road users, especially cyclists are due to the nearside blind spot. Avoiding such incidents is vital to a company’s reputation and construction regulations compliance.
Construction vehicles and plant machinery operate in a range of environments and therefore require vehicle safety equipment to keep them safe. Health and safety in construction require companies to meet construction regulation specifications set by CLOCS and FORS for road-going construction vehicles. Brigade’s solutions include heavy equipment camera systems designed to eliminate blind spots, prevent costly vehicle damage and, save lives.