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AI, ML, and drones to enhance safety in construction

AI, ML, and drones to enhance safety in construction

Frequent and rigorous safety inspections of construction sites by enforcement authorities are needed to prevent fatal and serious accidents.

According to Kamarajan M- Head of Education, British Safety Council India, Health and safety standards will receive a quantum jump when the project managers are under threat of a visit by statutory authorities and the possibility of serious fines and prosecutions if they find poor health and safety conditions.

Training workers to make them aware of the potential dangers they face and how to avoid them is one way to improve health and safety. For example, implementing training programmes that teach roofers and structural riggers to work safely at height and handle equipment safely when erecting steel-framed buildings and structures

Construction companies should implement safety practises like dynamic risk assessment. This is a continuous process that will help identify hazards and assess risk. Companies can monitor and review hazards during the project and take action to eliminate risks wherever possible.

Toolbox talks informal meetings with construction managers and workers to brief and discuss hazards, risks, and safety procedures are an effective way to ensure safety during construction projects and should be given to all employees every day.

The construction industry should also consider using artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and drones to help control risks to workers’ health and safety. AI in construction can help the industry overcome some of the toughest challenges, including safety concerns, labour shortages, and cost, time, and schedule overruns. Some of the major construction companies have made serious headway in using these emerging technologies in many functions within construction projects, including health and safety management.

Robotic plastering and painting are already being tested in some of the projects, and 3D printing of simple concrete structures is in the R&D stage. All these developments are very promising, and the health and safety management system in the next 3 to 5 years is going to get a major overhaul.

In conclusion, India should push for a culture change in 2023 regarding the way that risks to workers’ health, safety, and wellbeing are managed, including during construction work.


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