J Murphy & Sons is testing the latest advances in AI cameras to increase worker safety on its sites.
The smart artificial intelligence camera warning system monitors key exclusion zones and restricted plant and people zones on sites. Then, it sounds an alarm if workers intrude on the danger zone.
Construction firms can also use smart AI cameras to monitor for other potential health and safety issues. For example, incorrect PPE usage or trip hazards.
The AI cameras’ sensors feature analytical and machine learning capabilities that can send valuable metadata.
Data from the AI cameras is analysed alongside data from other sources. This includes traditional accident, incident and reporting tools, as well as weather data.
By compiling and cross-referencing this valuable information, companies can anticipate incidents and manage health and safety across multiple construction sites.
Matthew Barney, senior procurement manager at Murphy said: “This technology has the potential to play a really critical role in helping us to reduce site safety incidents and protect our colleagues.
“The ability to identify risks on site and move quickly in real time to warn of the danger is vital to helping deliver a safe environment for all our employees.
“By combining traditional health and safety methods and best practice with new technologies such as this, we will continue to deliver on our commitment to place health and safety and the very heart of our wider business.”
Murphy Technical Services and security and control systems specialist IMAC have developed the system, known as the AiMac.