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HE plans to roll out wearable technology for workforce safety

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Highways England is considering rolling out wearable technology “to monitor the location and wellbeing” of its workforce.

The website publictechnology.net reports that the organisation has begun a project to find “suitable personnel-tracking technology”, with the aim of finding kit that staff working on England’s network of motorways and major A roads can wear to track their whereabouts and safety.

“Such equipment should be discreet, robust, and lightweight, such that it can be worn by personnel throughout the working day,” a spokesperson for Highways England is quoted as saying.

It adds that to help identify such technology, the organisation has awarded a £36,000 contract to Fujitsu, which is tasked with creating a report into the options available, and will have recommendations by 30 October.

 
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