Workplace, Safety and Health (WSH) officers and manpower are hired by main contractors to keep a safe environment for workers during all stages of a project. They are in charge of coming up with and submitting safety plans to the relevant authorities. On a daily basis, WSH personnel would roam the site to look for safety hazards and violations. These efforts collectively aim to make the sites safer.
How can video analytics play a part in site safety?
#1 Automated Alerts
With the ability to monitor site activities 24/7 and in real-time, video analytics can provide automated alerts sent directly to WSH personnel. This allows the WSH personnel to receive violation alerts even if they are not on site. This frees up some time for WSH personnel as they may be held up by works such as the preparation of paperwork for authorities or a safety timeout.
#2 Materials for safety education
Video analytics software can automatically provide a short video before and after the alerts which can be used for safety education. At the moment, safety officers usually call out on workers who make a safety violation and may not show evidence to back it. Video analytics software would solve the problem of it being tedious to go through the process of extracting the CCTV footage capturing the violation.
With video analytics footage played during safety briefings, workers would become more conscious as they know that their actions are being monitored. When complemented with proactive WSH enforcement, safety culture would improve as unsafe acts would naturally lead to consequences faced by the workers or sub-contractors.