5 July 2024

Pioneering AI vision technology for safety excellence

At BMD, our commitment to excellence in Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) means we embrace new technologies to transform the way we can protect our people.

In a Queensland first, we adopted Presien’s Blindsight AI vision technology, installing four Blindsight systems on our machinery during the delivery of the Deception Bay Road Upgrade for the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

After this successful pilot program, we achieved the largest AI safety technology adoption in Australia at the time through the deployment of 50 Blindsight systems across our project operations.

Blindsight AI vision works by detecting, alerting and informing our on site teams of high-risk people-plant interactions and provides real-time operator alerts, data for daily reporting, and safety benchmarks. By leveraging its state-of-the-art detection and analytics, we can swiftly adapt and continuously improve our practices, fostering an industry-leading, dynamic safety culture.

BMD Constructions Executive General Manager Jeff Gallus said seeing Blindsight technology in action, proved it was an essential safety measure needed for our teams on site.

“Detections are available in the cloud 24/7, so we can understand why certain on site behaviours are happening within minutes and tweak our safety programs to tackle any issues,” he said.

“No safety program should ever be stagnant. The improved visibility for leaders, gives us an even better grasp of site conditions and risk management.”

“The regular data from Blindsight allows us to continuously adjust and improve our processes.”

BMD’s Blindsight systems are installed on various machines including graders, water trucks, rubber tyred excavators and posi track loaders, and can be found on our projects across Australia, including Western Sydney Airport, Centenary Bridge Upgrade, Rockhampton Ring Road, Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade, Western Treatment Plant, Darwin Ship Lift and the Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline.

As early adopters of AI vision for improved safety, we’re reaffirming our commitment to pioneering technological innovations, ensuring that every project upholds the highest standards of safety and operational excellence.

Click here to read the full case study on Presien’s website.

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