Leica Geosystems’ new safety awareness module aims to reduce accidents on job sites
By Jenny LescohierAugust 31, 2022
Leica Geosystems has launched a new safety awareness module in the cloud-based collaboration platform Leica ConX in an effort to increase safety on construction job sites.
By collecting and visualizing data that enhances awareness, speeds up hazard response and provides better insights, the new module integrates field-generated safety data into Leica ConX, allowing decision makers to review incidents and assess the entire operation over time and space.
Leica Geosystems previously introduced the safety awareness solution portfolio, including Leica iCON PA10, iCON PA80 and iCON CAS, which addressed the need to immediately warn on- and off-machine field personnel of potential machine-to-people, machine-to-machine and machine-to-object and collisions.
“Our ConX cloud platform leverages machine and site-specific data and has become an integrated site management solution for many contractors,” says Kris Maas, director product management at Leica Geosystems. “For a comprehensive approach to operations, it is essential to include people and safety functions. With the new safety awareness module in ConX, contractors can improve communication, interaction and safety for all workers operating with and around equipment on a job site.”
For maximum accident prevention, the new safety awareness module allows site managers to send real-time alerts to specific machine operators in case of potential incidents, such as blasting, demolitions or storms. They can also send SOS alerts, such as evacuation orders to all machines on site at the click of a button.
System-generated alerts and user responses are saved, providing traceability and clarity. An API provides access to the safety awareness data in ConX so that it can be used in safety systems from other providers.