Using the connected hardhats on a construction site has the unintended benefit of quickly identifying who an infected worker has been in contact with during the Covid-19 pandemic
Intelligent hardhat supplier WakeCap says an unintended benefit of its wireless monitoring system is that it can identify people who have come into contact with Covid-19 infected employees on a construction site.
The company’s wireless mesh network is designed to improve safety and efficiency onsite, by tracking, mapping and aggregating data on employee movements around a site. During the pandemic, WakeCap has worked with some clients to use its tracking technology to identify who Covid-19 infected employees have been in contact with, and where on site they have been within the previous 14 days. This makes it easier to disinfect areas and organise testing for anyone who was in close proximity.