In certain professions and work locations which carry a risk of head injury from such hazards as falling items, or slipping and falling, wearing a safety helmet is compulsory.
A safety helmet can be used as an identifier in a work site, and indicate its wearer’s role, team or rank. It can also be a good safety measure in ensuring that only correctly authorised people are on the site. But the most important function of a safety helmet is of course to protect the head of its wearer from injury.
At BRR Technology Solutions we are working on a Smart Helmet project, the aim of which is to add safety features, such as sensors to work helmets and enable them to assist in the reduction of injuries. The added features will make the helmet able to detect risky situations, and give warning to its wearer. The goal is to contribute to the improvement of work health and safety (WHS) at riskier work sites and environments in Australia.
This project is currently used for academic purposes in partnership with an Australian education institute.