As we start to see more people vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, it might be a good time to look at how the construction industry balanced social distancing on jobsites with the need to stay productive during a pandemic. Make no mistake, the lessons learned in 2020 and 2021 will be needed. It isn’t a question of “IF” there will be another pandemic… it is a question of “WHEN” we’ll be affected by the next one.
Social Distancing on Jobsites Lessons Learned
The businesses that came out on top were the businesses that adapted quickly and efficiently. They understood the importance of keeping essential construction projects moving while navigating the constant changes to rules and expectations of working in a global pandemic. But what lessons can we take away from their successes?
Truth be told, it required a complete reimagining of how construction companies and their employees behave and work on a jobsite. The most successful found how to leverage existing technologies to win the battle between safety and business objectives.
The Internet of Things (IoT) helped many businesses maintain social distancing on the jobsite during the pandemic. Construction Technology developers are working toward giving construction firms complete oversight on their construction jobsites through wearable IoT tags. These tags can help employees maintain distance in addition to tracking equipment and staff as they navigate the jobsite safely.
More Tools, Less Hassle for Social Distancing on Jobsites
In addition to wearable tech, construction firms have discovered how their existing camera systems might help them keep their employees safe and Covid-free. Video monitoring gives construction site administrators another tool to safely track and monitor employees at a safe distance. It allows a construction site manager oversight and visibility on who is on the jobsite, what they are currently working on, and who might be in violation of social distancing guidelines.
More robust systems, like SiteKick can do so much more than simply secure a job site. Our advanced cameras and sensors easily monitor temperature, humidity, CO, CO2, and VOC general jobsite visibility, safety, and security. As construction needs change, SiteKick is developing new tools to help construction companies keep their employees and other valuable assets safe and secure.
Keeping your jobsites rolling smoothly is what you do best. Keeping your people safe, preventing delays, and ensuring quality construction is where SiteKick’s field productivity tools can help. Give us a call and let us help you build a better future.