Up To Speed Training | Could just 3 words change health and safety forever?
In what is a very dangerous industry, where the price to pay for sub-standard safety procedures can be fatal, there is a constant strive for improvements to make live sites a safer place for all. Companies within the sector are consistently looking for safety innovations, and Up To Speed Training is no different.
What makes the Up To Speed discovery a little different however, is that it can be narrowed down to just 3 words. Quite literally, just 3 words.
Perhaps that should read ‘What 3 words’ as we explain further. What3words is a really simple way to talk about location.
The company has designated a unique 3-word address to each 3m square across the globe.
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The beauty of What3words? is that it’s not at all complex. All you need is a smart device. It’s downloading the app, opening it up, and that’s it! Incredibly simple.
Up To Speed Training sees the use of What3words? as potentially groundbreaking in the highways industry. The ability to pinpoint exact locations via What3words? is as accurate as using GPS coordinates.
Adrian Pulham, Up To Speed Training Managing Director told us:
“Working on the highways has always been an area or industry that due to the variation and remoteness of some locations, and the lack of landmarks or obvious identifiable references, it can be difficult to know exactly where someone is.
“Using What3words? work sites are effectively covered and tracked. With such specific reporting of location, anyone on-site in danger can report their location easily and accurately. This could be a game-changer in location reporting and the impact on-site safety of that capability is very obvious.
“///gold.strain.small – Those are our 3words at Up To Speed Head Office. I’d urge anybody in the sector to take a look at this potential industry-changing software.”
Adam Mills, Up To Speed Director added:
“Another use for What3words? could be to pinpoint specific work sites/work areas. More so for locations and carriageways without the marker post system to assist with site locations, such as rural and urban sites that can often be pretty nondescript. There is the potential for this location data to be made much easier and more accurate, with What3words?”