The construction industry is a huge business, generating millions for the economy every year and ensuring that infrastructure and development in key areas such as health, education and transport are maintained.
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Road construction is a hazardous occupation and roadsides are ranked as one of the most dangerous places to work. While roads are now safer than ever before, incidents involving road workers have risen.
Poor weather increases risk and affects the safety of site workers. Whether maneuvering mining equipment, or using a construction machine on site, one thing's for certain – safety devices have to be effective. Working at night and battling poor visibility caused by rain, snow and ice are everyday hazards for tens of thousands of mining and construction drivers across Canada.
Exposure to electricity is a major cause of death among construction workers in Canada. On average, 143 construction workers are killed each year and thousands are severely injured due to electrocutions.
One of the most common causes of injury and death for site workers is being struck by plant machinery. In fact, site workers are two times more likely to be injured at work compared to those in other occupations. Research carried out in Europe has also found that the construction, transportation, manufacturing and agricultural trades recorded more workplace deaths in 2017 than all other industries combined.
Twenty minutes west of Calgary, you'll find the (mostly) quiet town of Cochrane, Alberta. Cochrane is no sleepy backwater, though; it's the province's largest town and has been one of the fastest growing communities in Canada for several years. But the town's construction efforts haven't been music to everyone's ears.
Global leader in vehicle safety Brigade Electronics has launched its latest 360-degree camera monitor system – the Backeye 360 BN360-200 – incorporating a range of new and unique features to eliminate blind spots and improve safety.
A new study on industrial accident prevention has shown that broadband sound reversing alarms for commerical vehicles, are nearly twice as effective than their tonal equivalents; making broadband sound the most effective audible reversing safety solution for a variety of industries.
UK-based Brigade Electronics, a leader in vehicle reversing safety products and systems, with offices in the U.S. and Canada, recently announced that it has created its own Safety First charter; in line with the US NationalTransportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) 2017-18advocacy priorities.
For many years, Brigade Electronics has been introducing vehicle reversing alarms and sensors, in-cab CCTV for all-round visibility, and now, the latest in their stable of advanced technology, the night-piercing FLIR.
Brigade Electronics has developed a range of reversing safety products.The company’s BACKEYE rear-view CCTV systems are proving to be popular and adding to safety. The product cata-logue includes an array of rear-view cameras, monitors and control units. There are currently seven BACKEYE monitors available, and four different cameras. BACKEYE cameras and monitors can be mounted inside or out.
Construction and mining work, in close proximity to established communities, brings its fair share of headaches – paperwork, compliance and plant noise. Although the inconvenience of bureaucracy is accepted for the sake of the greater good, factors like noise pollution are not. Development and planning committees are becoming increasingly stringent with such issues.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 27 percent of all vehicle accidents occur in reverse. Each year there are over 300,000 reversing accidents in the U.S. alone. In efforts to reduce the risks posed, UK manufacturer, Brigade Electronics has developed a range of reversing safety products. The company’s Backeye rear-view CCTV systems are proving to be some of the most popular on the market.