Safety at work: Near-miss analysis with Kiwi-eye
Acting preventively, analyzing risks and using suitable equipment means investing in safety and risk prevention. Kiwi-eye, the intelligent camera that detects pedestrians and forklifts, allows you to perform an analysis of dangerous areas and near-misses in the workplace.
With industrial safety by definition, we mean a specific condition in which there are no obvious dangers to the production system that can cause damage to things or people. In other words, it is the ability to make a work environment as safe and risk-free as possible.
The interest around the theme of prevention and safety culture it is increasing and, with it, also the use of advanced systems and technologies.
The use of these systems allows you to avoid interruptions production and / or high maintenance costs, thanks to the monitoring and management of vehicle activities.
Accidents at work: Inail data
Although some companies are still reluctant to use safety support systems, considering it only as an additional cost, more and more companies are starting to think in a preventive perspective.
This is also the case in the light of recent data and statistics that highlight some problems around the issue of safety.
According to annual report made by INAIL in 2020, in the last 4 years, accidents at work have decreased by 12.8 %, but a very high number of cases continues to be recorded, equal to 375,238. The 90% in the workplace, while the 10% in itinere.
Despite the reduction in accidents, the data attest to an increase in fatal accidents at work of 13.7 % with 799 deaths in 2020 (106 cases more than in 2017). The 85 % in the workplace and the 15 % in itinere.
This kind of data has warned many companies that have decided to invest in industrial safety.
Near-miss: the importance of preventing risks
In most cases, a 'risk analysis it is carried out only for events that caused an accident that caused the worker to be absent for more than three days. On the contrary, it is good to carry out an investigation of this type not only for each type of injury, but also for dangerous situations or behaviors that could have caused accidents.
In this case we speak of near misses (near misses). Conduct an in-depth analysis on near misses it is useful for identifying additional risks and effective security measures in order to avoid repeating unpleasant events.
The near-miss analysis allows to identify a series of factors such as incorrect working procedures, inappropriate use of equipment, but also safer alternative solutions for the operator.
How to analyze near misses with Kiwi-eye
The Kiwitron solutions monitor the maneuvering area of the vehicle and warn the operator of the presence of an obstacle such as pedestrians and / or other moving vehicles.
Different types of solutions allow you to choose between the one best suited to different logistic contexts. Kiwi-eye, integrated with the ETS Fleet Management system, allows you to carry out a near-miss analysis thanks to a cross-analysis of the data collected on the vehicle.
On the one hand, Kiwi-eye, it allows to record any event related to the work environment, the alarm zones and the distance of the obstacle from the vehicle. On the other hand, Fleet Management collects data relating to location of the vehicle.
Kiwi-eye, Kiwitron's AI camera, is currently capable of detect pedestrians and forklifts and of read the signs.
In order to safeguard workers' privacy, images that are not useful for analysis can be automatically deleted. While those that have detected an impact or an emergency stop are kept for the period necessary to carry out the analyzes.
Adopting equipment useful for near-miss analysis is therefore of fundamental importance for invest in safety. Choosing a preventive approach leads companies to a significant one reduction of the human and economic cost of accidents at work.