The construction industry is undoubtedly the most dangerous industry in Hong Kong, accounting for 76% of all fatal accidents in the region and involving the loss of an estimated 145,000 man-days each year caused by accidents on sites. In light of this, how to ensure the safety of workforce is becoming a more challenging and complex task.
Although investments in construction safety management manpower, protective measures and safety trainings have been increasing annually, the accident rate has not seen to decrease. The major reason, we believe, is that existing safety management efforts are unable to enable site workers to overcome the weakness of human beings. We are unable to detect what is going on behind our backs and our senses are not acute enough to detect all danger sources surround us.
According to the statistical data by the Labor Department of Hong Kong, the majority of fatalities in the construction industry mainly are attributed to three types of dangers:
1) Fall of person from heights,
2) Striking against or struck by moving objects, and
3) Struck by moving vehicles.
The general aim of this project is to develop a comprehensive system, which is named as the Pro-active Construction Management System (PCMS), to enhance the capacities of on-site workers in detecting and avoiding these three types of dangers.
1. The video of 15 seconds
2. The video of 3 minutes