HTM were contracted by Kier to install a road closure/diversions to support resurfacing works on the IWP in Birmingham. Unfortunately, as a result of the works, road workers were subjected to significant levels of abuse and conflict from members of the public. As a result, Kier and HTM were concerned about worker safety while the workers felt uneasy and at risk in their place of work and contacted HRS to discuss potential solutions.
HRS recommended a two-pronged approach; the installation of Intellicam® at the points of closure, supported by clear signage advising that CCTV surveillance was in operation. We also recommended that Intellicone® Portable Site Alarms (PSA) were also installed. I
Intellicam® is a portable, free-standing incident camera that captures site incursions, customer confrontations or any other activity in and around a work site. It automatically clips the footage to provide a high-definition recording of the activity before, during and after the event. It differs from body cameras because it is not worn by road workers. When a road user is irate because of road works, the sight of a worker wearing and activating a body camera can aggravate an already volatile situation. Intellicam® removes the risk of further aggravation.
Additionally, four high-definition cameras in the Intellicam® captures a panoramic recording of the interaction with the road user which can be used as evidence if required.
The Intellicone® PSA gave road workers an additional layer of protection by acting as a panic button. If a member of the public is not deterred by the Intellicam®, workers can push a button on the Intellicone® PSA to alert colleagues and call for assistance.
Eight Intellicam® and Intellicone® PSAs have been in operation for approximately 9 months on the IWP Scheme.
Kier and HTM reported four significant outcomes.
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“Using Intellicams® and Intellicone® PSAs onsite has made such a difference. The Intellicone® PSAs were a massive deterrent. We never had the alarm system before but it’s immediately reduced confrontations but more importantly and most noticeably the operatives feel more secure. Having the panic button available has 100% increased their confidence whilst onsite. Intellicam® is much easier to transport to site than other options we’ve tried. They are a lot lighter and take up a lot less space on the vans. Previously one van would be fully occupied by two cameras whereas now we’re able to stack and style the different components in different ways which takes up minimal space. They are portable, easy to move and easy to mobilise. And the big game changer for me is the fact that I can tap into any of the systems live! If I get a call from a TMO with a problem, the digital technology gives me that sense of security that I can view what is happening remotely even though I’m not present.”