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Robots are watching Rinat Akhmetov's workers in Vinnytsia region of Ukraine

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According to the press service of DTEK Ladyzhinskaya TPP, artificial intelligence has helped to halve violations of labor safety rules at the enterprise and will soon record employees smoking in the wrong place.

Robots are watching Rinat Akhmetov's workers in Vinnytsia region of Ukraine

The Farseer robotic system with artificial intelligence introduced in February this year helped to halve violations of labor safety rules at DTEK Ladyzhinskaya TPP. Since the beginning of the year, 35 violations have been identified at the enterprise, which is half the figures for the same period last year, when there were 78 of them.

The surveillance system with artificial intelligence at Ladyzhinskaya TPP has been in testing mode for six months already. In addition to the absence of a helmet or goggles, artificial intelligence will soon also detect smoking in the wrong place, as well as track the facts of work at height without "insurance". After completing testing at Ladyzhinskaya TPP, DTEK plans to introduce this technology at its other enterprises.

“The main purpose of an innovative video surveillance system is for every power engineer to return home safe and sound after a work shift. 35 violations of labor safety identified and eliminated in time is equivalent to the number of accidents and lives saved, ”said Dmitry Sakharuk, CEO of DTEK Energy.

He also added that in addition to the safety of employees, the new technology helps power engineers to contribute to the country's energy security.

"The system monitors that there is no unauthorized interference in the operation of the equipment and the stoppage of the enterprise," D. Sakharuk emphasized.

According to Emanuele Volpe, Director of Innovation at DTEK, this system works using computer vision and neural networks.

“The technology analyzes the image from surveillance cameras in real time and instantly fixes violations: the absence of a protective helmet or glasses, as well as being in a prohibited area. This information is immediately transmitted to the person responsible for the safety of the personnel, ”E. Wolpe said.

He also added that the developer of the Farseer system is the Ukrainian technological association Limpid Group. E. Volpe emphasized that it is important for DTEK to find innovative solutions in Ukraine and thus support talented youth and developers.

Anatoly Netreba, head of the labor protection and industrial safety department at DTEK Ladyzhinskaya TPP, said that the enterprise now operates 25 cameras with a range of up to 60 meters. They are installed in areas that require special attention in terms of safety.

“During the operation of the energy systems, they began to be more conscious of their safety and less to neglect the rules of safe behavior at the enterprise. On each case, we conduct a preventive conversation and take measures to prevent a recurrence of the situation, ”A. Netreba said.

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