Wearable Safety Device Trial by Amey Highlights the Need to Protect At-Risk Workers

by Stephanie Tomsett | 4Q 2017 | IN-4793

U.K.-based infrastructure support service provider Amey has been involved in an eight-week trial to determine if wearable technology can reduce the risks to highway engineers. All the engineers drive a vehicle and can be working at any time of the day and night in any weather and any location, including next to heavy traffic. The company wants to prevent or solve issues faster around lone workers, which can lead to accidents and emergencies going undetected for some time, and drivers falling asleep at the wheel. Amey has been trialing biometric and location devices manufactured by Fujitsu to help detect when a worker is in an emergency, whether by vital sign changes or by the wearer triggering an alarm, to further protect workers in high risk environments.

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