Construction week – the one week of the year when construction companies come together to focus on the mission of safety in the construction industry.
The Construction Safety Week theme for this year is “connected. supported. safe”.Safety is a bond and a connection to everyone in the project team. It is everyone’s goal to remain safe and in order to achieve this, communication and connection play a key role. Construction Cameras have ensured and continue to facilitate the connectedness of project team members, which is an integral part of completing a project safely and on time.
Construction Cameras play a major role in health safety adherence. Adding cameras to construction sites has several bonuses. Not only can they help regulate operations proceeding at the construction site, but they can also help in the better implementation of occupational safety. Accidents on construction sites are almost inevitable and often end up resulting in lawsuits and hefty non-compliance fees as well. However, construction cameras can help regulate safety within job sites.
Identifying Potential Hazards
Site managers are able to use high-definition construction cameras to monitor site activities and quickly identify any potential hazards in real-time and take immediate remedial action to reduce the risk of harm. Cameras can help identify workers who are adhering to safety policies and regulations and those that could be disrupting the implementation of regulations. In the past, contractors and sub-contractors would have to physically be present at construction sites for monitoring. The ability to review site practices remotely also enables managers to handle two or more sites at the same time, reducing the number of physical site visits needed, and saving time and money.
Transparency and Better Documentation
The use of cameras helps in obtaining accurate and real-time information, which can be used for assessment as well as reinforcement of the construction process and employee training. When information is available from the exact moment the accident happened, it makes documentation easier. This information is crucial for generating regular maintenance and safety reports for optimising construction workload and ensuring the overall safety of employees.
The use of footage from construction cameras helps to tell whether the person in charge of safety regulations was responsible or how they can be held accountable. Construction Cameras provide high resolution, wide view panoramic views of an entire construction site 24/7. Round-the-clock monitoring enables contractors to keep an eye on their site at all times. The footage helps deliver a clear picture of what happened and how the situation could have been prevented. This helps in identifying problem cases, which will ultimately improve OSHA regulations at the worksite. Off-site contractors can easily monitor the construction site in real-time.
Any damage to the construction equipment or injuries to employees can be a huge setback in terms of cost as well as the progress of a project. Installing construction cameras can help with damage control. Properly maintained surveillance helps limit costs on insurance premiums. In the case of an unfortunate incident, the footage can provide strong evidence for your insurance claim.
Despite advances in construction safety equipment, technology and training, the construction industry continues to face high rates of fatal and non-fatal injuries and accidents among its workers. According to OSHA 1 in 5 deaths among U.S. workers is in the construction industry. US Bureau of Statistics records that of the 42 annual crane-related deaths, around 60% involve a falling object. Construction cameras provide video evidence in case there are any injuries that are a result of neglect in adhering to OSHA regulations. Fatal injuries can be prevented as the concerned authorities are able to react and respond in time. Cameras can create a culture of safety on site. Workers are more likely to follow precautions when they are being monitored. With a well-equipped camera installation, your workforce can rest assured that they are being monitored and therefore protected against any mishaps.
Camera footage can go a long way to provide insight into training. When trainees see an actual video of an event gone wrong, it becomes more effective than reading a manual on equipment safety. For example, if an accident happened, the footage could help pinpoint its cause. It can serve as a reference when developing interventions to ensure the same incident won’t happen again. Accidents could happen due to the operator not following procedures or not having been adequately trained. This information can also help site managers in coming up with a well-designed training program.
Construction Cameras are already becoming an essential part of HSEQ, health & safety and project management teams workflows. Talk to us today about adding this technology to your company’s safety strategy.