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21 Aug, 2015

Lynch's camera innovation helps improve heavy plant safety



We're passionate about making sites safer and that’s why we’ve taken a stand by leading the way in revolutionising visibility on heavy plant.

Construction remains a high-risk industry, with a number of people being seriously injured or killed by large plant each year.

Our aim is to create an injury-free environment and make sure everyone goes home every day. That’s why we’ve been installing 360° vision cameras on all heavy plant over 10 tonne since April last year.

Director, Rob Lynch, said the cameras were being fitted on their excavators, telehandlers and dozers as the fleet is upgraded.

"We believe companies can do more to make sites safer by improving heavy plant safety, as injuries involving large items of plant are still happening within the industry," he said.

“We, and the rest of the industry, need to do something about it. It's an issue that needs to be taken extremely seriously."

One of our first clients to benefit from our 360° vision cameras is Skanska UK, who have made it compulsory for all heavy plant on their sites to be installed with 360° cameras.

The move, which is an industry first, involves cameras being fitted to the rear, front and either side of each machine, providing the operator with all round visibility. The images from the cameras are relayed to an LED camera screen that captures potential hazards within a field vision of between one and nine metres.

Dylan Roberts, Director of Health and Safety at Skanska UK, said: "We're introducing this new standard because each year there continues to be people who are killed by large items of plant or seriously injured.

"We're committed to making our sites as safe as possible and where people and plant have to work in close proximity, we believe these devices will make sites safer."

For more information about the cameras and to see them in action watch our video

or visit http://www.skanska.co.uk/project-specific-sites/360/


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