CATERPILLAR’S NEW CONNECTED WORKER SYSTEM PROTECTS, MANAGES, AND COMMUNICATES WITH WORKERS TO INCREASE SAFETY
The Connected Worker system combines smart wearable technology with the power of analytics to deliver an added layer of protection against a variety of safety risks at the site. Scalable to accommodate both small and large operations, Connected Worker improves safety by alerting all connected workers of hazardous situations in real-time, delivering up to a 50 per cent reduction in lost-time reportable incidents. The system’s ability to track worker location plus enhanced communications through audio, video, and image transmission also help to increase mine site productivity. A range of safety, productivity, and benchmarking reports, customizable to fit the site’s needs, boosts operational efficiency. The worker safety system consists of three major components: the wearable hardware; software that captures and reports data; and the Internet of Things (IoT) platform that receives reports from the field and pushes out potential safety risks to workers.