To support its safety strategy, Siemens implemented Tended’s geofencing technology to provide additional workforce protection, as well as plan worksites more efficiently and monitor critical assets. It was implemented by teams that were undertaking lift and packing of on-track ballast and other p-way activities carried out during shifts near open lines. It was also used by off-track teams carrying out de-vegetation and other activities when in a separated site of work.
Brought in as secondary protection to support the site warden, Tended’s technology was integrated into Siemens’ safe systems of work to reduce the risk of a track worker straying from a safe working area or accessing or leaving the site outside a position of safety.
Tended’s geofencing solution was used by teams working in line blockages next to adjacent open lines running at over 100 mph, and also when teams have needed to safely set up and operate within larger possessions with plant and machine movements.
The system was implemented across an expansive 70-mile worksite with a 30-hour blockade in South West England. Siemens applied the technology to help improve site safety as well as give the ES complete visibility of its 10 RRVs operating across this extensive worksite.