Our client builds underground tunnels to aid efficient travel beneath existing cities.
Tunneling operations involve complex and challenging environments, and high volume of personnel to keep them in operation and on time.
A fundamental element of tunnel building which requires great attention is personnel Safety
The Challenge: Complex Project Management
Tunneling operations can be dangerous spaces to work within, managing personnel underground requires implementing strict safety measures and processes to ensure personnel are accounted for and protected at all times.
Before the advent of RTLS, tunnelling operations used a range of manual tracking and ‘tap on off’ NFC based systems to monitor their personnel at various checkpoints.
Other common methods used include:
• Walkie-talkies and radios
• Wearing tags and labels
• And Visual inspections
While these methods were effective to a certain extent, they had limitations.
The adoption of RTLS has enabled tunnelling operations to overcome previous limitations by providing
• Real-time location and tracking information
• Smart alerts and reporting
• Improved safety monitoring efficiency
• Accuracy for the operation
With wearable solutions attached to a mandatory protective safety equipment, adoption is has low resistance and can be efficient and easy to police.
They can operate underground
Rugged hardware can endure harsh spaces
Smart TAG’s provide meaningful feedback to personnel
Here are some of the core benefits provided by IoT based RTLS systems:
Better project management: Our system provides real-time information on the progress of a project, including the location of workers and equipment. This information is used to improve project planning and scheduling, as well as monitor the effectiveness of work processes. Helping to prevent errors and reduce the risk of costly mistakes.
Enhance safety: Our system can help to identify areas of potential danger and take appropriate measures to prevent accidents.
Responsive evacuations: In the event of an emergency, the system can help facilitate a more responsive evacuation process. This can help to ensure the safety of workers and minimize the risk of injury or loss of life.
Muster point visibility: identifying and recording the attendance at muster points, which are designated areas where workers assemble in the event of an emergency. Helping to ensure that all workers are accounted for and can be safely evacuated from the site.