2020 Safety Training Trends10 Mar 2020, by Fire Safety Training, First Aid Training News, IOSH Training News in
Naturally, the construction industry benefits from advancements in technology. Not only can such changes benefit the work itself, but it can also serve to improve safety for workers on a variety of crucial levels.
Simply going from 2010 to 2020, we can see that technology has made some extraordinary improvements to how we work in the construction industry, as well as how we protect ourselves. As we look across the vast landscape of potential for 2020 and beyond, we find a number of compelling 2020 safety training trends for the construction industry.
Let’s take a closer look at what the future holds, and how our experts and resources at Pro Trainers UK can help you to be ready for it.
What To Expect From The Future Of Safety Training In Construction
Here are some of the 2020 safety training trends you should keep in mind. Not just for the safety of workers, but for the safety of the construction company itself:
- Wearable tech: These innovations not only allow for workers and equipment to be tracked, but wearables also offer sensors, GPS, and smart technology improvements. Such benefits can offset the likelihood of falling hazards, electrical hazards, and more.
- Drones: These machines give companies the ability to inspect and scan a job site for any potential issues. They increase both efficiency and safety.
- Exoskeletons: This one may sound a little far-out to you, but it’s well worth keeping in mind. The CDCP indicates that construction workers are sixteen-percent more likely to experience musculoskeletal disorders from on-the-job tasks. Exoskeletons have been around for a while, but we have really started to see them come into their own over the past decade. These devices allow workers to decrease the amount of strain they are putting on their bodies. Again, not only are workers able to maintain a greater degree of efficiency, but they can be safer, too.
- On-site sensors: The ability to comprehensively and accurately monitor atmospheric conditions for potential pollutants is perhaps our greatest tool for preventing further illnesses and deaths from such materials as asbestos.
- VR: Virtual reality is another one that can strike you as perhaps far-fetched. Don’t underestimate another example of technology that has really come into its own recently. VR can recreate everything a worker will need during training. It will eventually be easy enough, and even affordable, to use VR to give workers the best possible education in construction safety.
What Else Is Changing Safety In The Construction Industry?
Another nice benefit of wearable technology in construction worker safety? All that data being gathered and held by the tech can have long-term benefits on data collection—specifically with regards to the safety of workers. Mining this data to address current and potential safety concerns has never more viable. You can expect to see more examples over time.
Finally, consider this: Not only does technology improve the safety of workers, but it improves the finished results of the projects, as well. It is clear that another long-term benefit will come in the form of stronger, safer buildings.
Pro Trainers UK can help you to keep all of the above in mind. Contact us today to get started.