Augmented reality applied in safety equipment inspections
Tutor / directorMora Serrano, Javier; Muñoz La Rivera, Felipe; Valero López, Ignacio; Deraemaeker, Arnaud
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
The construction industry, and in particular a construction site, is a hazardous place for workers who are exposed to several risks. The dynamism and the complex interaction between the workers, machinery and the environment can lead to dangerous risks that need to be resolved. According to the European Union, the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO) industry possess one of the highest accident rates among other industries, primarily due to the significant exposure to a construction site's risks compared to others. The accident rate is still relatively high despite the effort that the industry has made in terms of Occupational Risk Prevention (ORP) during the last years. The vision is to achieve the philosophy of zero accidents, which requires more effective methodologies that improve the capacity and the knowledge of the people involved in a construction site. These innovative solutions, consisting of building up risk-preventive data, training, and developing new technological tools to use on-site, are being studied and implemented by the industry. Nevertheless, there is still potential for enhancement on new methodologies that guarantees the safety of the workers.