Want to Make Your Jobsite Safer? Look to the Skies.

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Getting an enhanced bird’s-eye view of projects will not only inspire those new to the workforce to get involved in complex construction projects but also help keep all the workers who make them happen safe.

October 10, 2022
Rory San Miguel - Construction Executive

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is set to sign Carlos’ Law for worker protection. The law would set a national precedent for construction site safety, substantially raising the minimum fines for construction companies found liable for onsite injuries.

Worksites are very complex, and many factors go into creating a safe space. Following suit, innovative operators are looking at advanced technologies to boost onsite safety, including drone data visualization, which involves flying a drone over a site to capture a highly accurate 3D model of current conditions in close to real time. Using drones can't solve every problem, but it can help not only protect workers but also encourage new ones to join your team.

How drone surveying improves jobsite safety
3D mapping a worksite with a drone keeps workers out of harm’s way, helping surveyors avoid potentially dangerous areas filled with constantly moving heavy equipment and machinery. Drone mapping also means surveyors can stay out of the heat, avoiding the risk of excess sun exposure by sending the drone out in their stead to traverse the terrains and slopes of the site.

Reprinted courtesy of Rory San Miguel, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved.


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