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Double recognition for dorsaVi

23 November 2016

dorsaVi's workplace solution, ViSafe, has won Innovation of the Year – Software, and Health and Safety Solution of the Year – at the London Construction Awards at the London Build 2016 Expo. 

“We are delighted to be acknowledged for the health and safety innovation and benefits we are bringing to the construction industry," Zoe Whyatt, head of sales and operations at dorsaVi Europe, said. "With a growing portfolio of ViSafe clients, we know that our customers value the insights we are able to deliver. Being selected as winners in these two categories, from more than 100 entrants in each category, further confirms that we have a solution that the market needs and values."

Bill Hill, chair of the judging committee and CEO of Lighthouse Construction Industry charity, said: “dorsaVi’s solution stood out and really resonated with the judging committee. It’s great to see creative thinking and innovation in the area of health and safety for construction workers. This is something close to my heart as our charity sees the impact on injured construction workers and their families who are often thrown into poverty as a consequence of workplace injury.”

Since entering the UK construction market in July 2015 dorsaVi has worked with Vinci Construction on an equipment solution project where ‘Ecospot’ mortar boards were assessed. The dorsaVi sensors were able to confirm that the use of the Ecospot mortor boards resulted in an 84% reduction in low back muscle activity, and up to 70% reduction in high-risk movements. Additionally, the assessment showed there was the 17% increase in productivity (bricks laid per minute) when using the new adjustable mortar board versus the old way of doing things.