The lack of robust modern systems is the key issue raised whenever health and safety is mentioned with reference to rail worker safety. Tragic incidents highlight the need to harness modern technology to increase rail workforce safety.
Railway accidents: casualties by type of accident, Great Britain 2017/18
The Rail sector is characterised as a high risk industry for its workforce, both in terms of injuries and fatalities. These can include:
• the risk of collisions
• vulnerability to electric shock
• exposure to challenging environmental conditions
• the frequency of work outside regular hours.
How can Eleksen™ improve rail worker safety?
The Eleksen Connected worker platform provides real time monitoring of the track side and enables incoming train alerts, SOS functionality and longer term occupational health monitoring to enhance rail worker safety.
The use of our geo-fencing around trackside worker/rolling stock in essence puts a protective bubble around the rail worker, allowing for real time alerts to be sent to the worker, train and control room, warning of an imminent breach of the bubble.
Proximity Warning System
This provides alerts to both worker and vehicle drivers in slow moving trackside vehicle situations.
Our Smart Garments/Personal Hub, provide three types of worker alert – Visual (Flashing High Intensity LEDs built into PPE Garments), Audible alerts, and Haptic (Vibrating) alerts in high noise situations.
Eleksen Smart Garments in association with Pulsar
Geofence Warning System – Fast Rolling Stock
A geofence is a virtual boundary, that enables a response to be triggered when a mobile device enters or leaves an area created by the boundary. The benefit of a geofence is that the boundary can be created to include much larger areas than the standard proximity warning system.
Geofences are already used to improve enterprise security strategies, but by combining your geofences with the Eleksen™ connected worker platform’s real-time module, you will have instant notification of breaches to your geofences, even from remote locations.
Proximity Warning System – Slow Moving Vehicles
Proximity Warning Systems (PWS) are rapidly integrating into the ecosystems of many worksites and are proving invaluable in reducing the risk of collisions and near miss incidents. They can be attached to a multitude of vehicles ranging from forklifts to overhead cranes.
PWS sends audio and visual alerts to both workers and vehicles that allow rapid response in dangerous situations. The integration of your PWS system into the Eleksen™ connected worker platform also allows you to collate data and run automated reports on collision and near miss incidents.
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