By Elizabeth Manning, Construction Business Owner
The Internet of Things (IoT) is here, and for most contractors in the industry, it’s no longer a question of whether to implement IoT tech or not, but where it will have the most benefit. One of the most obvious areas of the jobsite where IoT could improve processes is in jobsite safety.
Gilbane recently implemented Triax wearable solutions on its jobsites as part of an overall push to create a safer environment for its workers. According to Severson, the team uses Spot-r Clip from Triax Technologies, a non-GPS wearable device that worn at the worker’s waist and detects falls on the jobsite. The device connects to the proprietary Spot-r network that is set up on site and knows when the worker arrives on site and tracks time and attendance, real-time location, and reported safety incidents.