The ANEFA (Asociación Nacional Española de Áridos) rewarded Eiffage Infraestructuras (Spain) for its " CW-DRONE” project at the 5th National Aggregate Congress in Santiago de Compostela.
The project aims to guarantee the safety of employees working in quarries, by equipping worksites with drones carrying RFID readers. The drones can fly over the quarry on an established route or be remote-controlled. These devices have a built-in GPS satellite navigation system.
They detect all staff onsite, whether or not they are wearing the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), and monitor access to restricted areas for authorized persons only.
This new system was tested on the “Los Tres Santos Abanilla (Murcia), nº 22.047” quarries.