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Large construction teams are "self-sufficient", Sharp said, but safety monitors in the RBBP project office continually communicate with individual field staff, many of whom are working in some of the country's most remote areas, to ensure they're alive and well. This includes manual procedures like thrice-daily phone calls, and more sophisticated measures such as this system, which tracks vehicle positions in real time.
If a car stops moving for too long, the system sounds an alert that is actioned by local staff. If staff leave their cars, they clip a safety device onto their belt clips; if they stop moving for too long, the device sounds an alarm, which is transmitted back to base via the satellite phone installed in each car.