In County Offaly today Copius Group hosted Flannery Plant Hire, to showcase their latest advances in safety and efficiency, to both clients and peers in the Irish construction industry, featuring a first look at the Leica Geosystems and XWatch Safety Solutions 3D avoidance system exclusive to Flannery excavators.
The 3D Avoidance Zone system solution minimises downtime, reduces unforeseen costs, but mostly, provides a safer environment for machine operators and nearby workers. Critical avoidance areas include overhead obstructions such as powerlines, underground services, and operations in close proximity to pedestrian walkways, live carriageways and public roads. This new solution allows Engineers to pre-map potential hazards, thereby easing the burden on operators while also reducing People Plant Interface, which is widely recognised as one of the key fatal risks within construction.
Terry Regan, Site Superintendent, commented “We are excited to adopt the new 3D avoidance system, and our partnership with Flannerys ensures our Site Operators and Engineers will be trained to the highest standards with the technology. It showcased how work can be done smarter and aligns with Copius Group’s commitment to a safer working environment through the assurance of robust safety measures.”
The live demonstration was a testament to the progress in operational safety and efficiency that Copius Group strive towards. Flannery’s presentation turned heads with their clear commitment to not only meet but exceed safety expectations. The excavators, equipped with the new 3D avoidance system, showcased how plant hire operations can be carried out with precision and without compromising on safety.
Cathy McCorry, Managing Director of Copius Group extended her thanks to Atlantic Projects Company and ESB for facilitating todays exhibition saying “APC and ESB have always placed health, safety and innovation as a paramount importance and we appreciate their efforts to allow Flannery Plant Hire to showcase their safety advances today. Copius’ advocacy for safety is well-known, and by partnering with Flannery, we have taken a concrete step towards minimising risk on sites. For the industry at large, it is an invitation for others to embrace the technologies that are transforming the landscape of safety on our construction sites.”