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01 May 20201 minute read

Social distancing alarm system trialled

ECAtoday
Social distancing alarm system trialled

Construction firm Interserve is trialling an electronic personnel distancing system (PDS) to help monitor social distancing between workers on-site.

Construction Enquirer reports that system consists of a 2kg pack and a detection ‘tag’ that can be worn on a hard hat, attached to a belt or strapped to the upper arm.

The proximity alarms are triggered if workers get too close to one another. The wearable tags vibrate and the PDS sounds a warning.

Interserve site manager Stuart Palmer said: “There was an urgent need to get NHS Nightingale Birmingham completed, so high standards of health and safety practice were key drivers to the success of this project. SiteZone Safety’s PDS solution helped us achieve both.”

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