Health & Safety
Digitalisation in EHS - Virtually Safe
Digitalisation is extensively used across L&T’s businesses as a key enabler to improve safety performance. It is used to create e-learning modules at project sites, and devise virtual reality-based training modules. It also plays a key role in designing safety cards for reporting unsafe acts/conditions, incident investigation, safety inspection, improved Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs) to reflect changing work methods, EHS suggestion systems; to name a few. A digital walk through a combination of hardware (smart glass) and software solutions are used to observe project progress, safety, quality, workmen welfare and administration from a remote location.
The construction sector which has been a brick-and mortar industry both literally and metaphorically for years, is now transforming with the use of smart technologies. The project sites now use RFID tags to track material entering a site, along with advanced geospatial techniques and Internet of Things. Digitalisation also empowers engineers by eliminating mundane activities, and helping them focus on progressive and more productive areas.
The most significant of these smart initiatives is the ‘BIM for Safety’ which is transforming the way EHS functions. BIM comprises 3D-models embedded with data and information, and has been an excellent platform to share resources and improve co-ordination. This path-breaking technology is used to enhance safety at work sites through identification and mitigation of risks, making a paradigm shift in EHS performance.