Location-based Technologies for Real-time Site Safety Management System
In order to minimize the occurrence of construction site accidents, LSCM and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a "Proactive Construction Management System" (PCMS) to enhance the management and reconnaissance of construction sites for better site safety. In collaboration with the Development Bureau, the project has been tested at various government sites.
PCMS is made up of two main components: Location Based Services (LBS) which consists of wireless location tag readers for recording the location of workers and mobile devices, and Building Information Management (BIM) which monitors the environment around workers. When life-threatening hazard from moving objects is detected, or if any worker enters a dangerous area, the transceiver installed inside the helmet will alert the worker through the system.
"There are three major causes of death at construction sites. Firstly, workers do not wear safety belts when working at high altitudes. Secondly, they are crushed when they enter dangerous areas. Lastly, they are knocked down by reversing heavy vehicles. Since about 70% of fatal accidents are caused by these reasons, the PCMS system can give immediate warning to workers or drivers of vehicles to save many people’s lives."
Mr Charles Wong
The Director (Training and Development) Construction Industry Council (CIC)
“We have conducted a series of PCMS systems at a slopping site at Ngau Tau Kok. We installed the reader in some relatively dangerous areas, such as the steps of the entrance and the edge of the slopes. The result was satisfactory.”
Mr. Liu Ziyang Geotechnical engineer
Geotechnical Engineering Office
Civil Engineering and Development Department
"The PCMS system provides immediate warning signals to construction workers and site safety supervisors to provide workers with more safety protection."
Mr. Chen jianwei Geotechnical Engineering Works Inspector
Civil Engineering and Development Department
LSCM: Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre in Hong Kong
Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM) is Hong Kong’s leading Centre of technology research and development (R&D) across numerous sectors, both public and private. Since its founding in 2006, LSCM has been dedicated to fostering technological innovation to enhance the efficiency in the logistics and supply chain industries.
The role of Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM) in Hong Kong and Beyond
Hong Kong is considered as one of the world’s leading logistics hubs. LSCM aims to reinforce this position through the continuous enhancement of technological facilities within areas of logistics, supply chain, artificial intelligence, and e-commerce, etc.
Always on the move, LSCM seeks to ensure Hong Kong keeps up on a global scale, cementing our place on the world stage as a progressive adopter of innovative technology. With an extensive range of projects developed over the years, LSCM nurtures ideas for growth not only in Hong Kong but also in Mainland China.
Facilitating Innovation Across Multiple Industries
To promote economic growth through heightened efficiency, LSCM has spurred the development of numerous cutting-edge technologies, including supply chain technology, robotics technology for logistics, and an AIoT Chinese Medicine dispensing and delivery system. These projects were undertaken to not only enhance efficiency, but also to provide effective solutions for the ageing problems across multiple industries in Hong Kong.
LSCM has a wealth of case studies in our database. These range from sophisticated virtual reality training modules to secure E-Lock system and E-Cheque Wallet applications, and many more. Our case studies showcase the impact of technology deployment on different sectors, demonstrating how a seemingly simple idea can transform the entire industry operations.
Future Development of Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM)
Moving forward, LSCM will work closely with the Government, academia and the industry in Hong Kong to continuously foster the development and adoption of technological innovations that address emerging supply chain and logistics challenges. As part of this effort, we prioritise building a community that focuses on collaboration to accelerate the progress.
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