Transforming Employee Safety on Europe's Largest Urban Project with Real Time Location System

Litum IoT was proud to provide an industrial IoT solution to protect the health and safety of workers on Europe's largest urban development project.

Online PR News – 13-September-2019 – Izmir – Litum IoT was proud to work in collaboration with our French partner FS Tunnel to provide an indoor tracking solution to protect the health and safety of workers on Europe's largest urban development project - the Grand Paris Express.
A colossal feat, the project entails the construction of 200 kilometers of new tracks to the metropolitan line of Paris' capital region to form a ring route around the ever growing city and connect pre-existing lines in developing neighborhoods. A project on such a scale involving extensive underground work naturally presents an array of potential health and safety issues for workers, and that's where Litum came in. We developed a real-time location system (RTLS) keeping site workers and the management team connected at all times and the data collected by the RTLS is subsequently formulated into accessible reports.
Litum's high precision indoor positioning technology accurately locates workers thanks to the active RFID tags we attached to their helmets, as well as anchors operating on ultra-wideband (UWB) frequency, allowing the managers to constantly control and monitor all aspects of the operation including the location and number of workers present in any given area and compliance with entry access restrictions onsite. The system also allows controllers to alert tunnel workers in cases of emergency such as potential collisions with equipment or trains, fire and gas detection, and evacuation. Additionally, controllers are alerted should a worker remain inactive for an excessive period of time so that they can respond effectively to ensure the person's safety.
As a result of the implementation of our system, the Grand Paris Express project has seen a distinct reduction in the number of accidents and collisions, faster initial response rates in cases of emergency, improved visitor safety, greater compliance with regulatory guidelines, as well as reduced energy consumption thanks to our system's lighting control feature.
Litum takes pride in developing IoT solutions tailored to the specific requirements of each project, specializing in RTLS and RFID systems, and software for the industry. Litum designs and manufactures its entire solution portfolio, including sensors and hardware, firmware and software and solutions are used by Fortune 500 companies around the world, including FCA, Schneider Electric, Whirlpool, Metro Paris, and BOSCH.
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