Maintaining safety around unmanned sites

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Maintaining safety around unmanned sites

As New Zealand faces unprecedented times over the next four weeks, Capital Roading Projects will be stood down to align with our Government's guidance during the COVID-19 response. 

Ensuring public safety and compliance with traffic management plans across a large number of unmanned sites for a prolonged period presents an interesting challenge for the industry.

Maintaining safety around unmanned sites

To effectively mitigate the risks associated with unmanned sites we need to identify triggers that will help us understand performance.

The key traffic management considerations that are being considered are:

  • Making sure the public comply with temporary speeds: With traffic restrictions and temporary speeds remaining in place throughout this shutdown period, ensuring the public adhere to the advisory signs and temporary speed limits is vital for safety.

  • Understanding when journeys are impacted: Identifying changes in traffic behaviour at or near your site such as abnormal queuing or a peak in delays.

visibility of these issues

Unexpected peak in traffic observed on unmanned site overnight.

How do you get visibility of these issues?

With a majority of us being kept at home there is limited visibility at the Capital Roading Project sites. Thankfully, this helps to keep our staff safe, but how do we gain visibility without exposing people to potential risk?

This is a challenge we have been supporting a number of customers with so we wanted to share our approach as this might be useful for you.

Protecting unmanned sites

Protecting unmanned sites

While there are a range of issues that could occur on-site, the most important first step is to triage which locations, if any, require attention so these can be prioritised.

To achieve this, real-time monitoring can be put in place both within and around site boundaries to flag emerging issues. 

How does this work?

  • Monitoring set up in minutes to understand delays and average speeds around your worksites, without the need to send people out to site.

  • Proactive alerts for delay and speeds will then be set up to alert key personnel of excessive delays or when average speeds exceed safe levels.

  • Share with stakeholders once setup, add key stakeholders so they have visibility.

Having online access to real-time traffic behaviour from your home office will enable you and your teams to ensure safer journeys are in place for the travelling public and any essential services.

If you are looking at proactive ways to protect your sites, we can help you design and implement a plan to gain confidence.

Shannyn Hiroti

Shannyn Hiroti

Shannyn Hiroti BDM at Mooven,Reach out to shannyn.hiroti@mooven.io