Application of an intelligent safety helmet to construction site safety management
On-site safety is the most crucial issue that the construction industry focuses on, and safety helmet is one piece to on-site personnel protection and accident reduction. Construction safety managers expect to communicate and locate the on-site personnel in-time, thus an upgrade of traditional safety helmet is established. This paper proposes an intelligent safety helmet that works more than a personal protection equipment. It effectively takes the dynamic nature of site operatives and the needs of safety management into account, using a platform to deal with safety management issues on construction sites. Through the combinations of ergonomics, radio frequency identification technology and wireless communication, the intelligent safety helmet can be used to record the attendance, locate the on-site personnel, alarm the security and communicate in-time.