Xwatch, in collaboration with Flannery Plant Hire and Leica Geosystems, wins prestigious TechFest Award for innovative 3D avoidance solution


Xwatch Safety Solutions, together with Leica Geosystems, and Flannery Plant Hire has been recognised at the TechFest Awards, organised by Construction News and New Civil Engineer, for their pioneering 3D avoidance safety solution, marking a significant advancement in construction site safety.

The innovative solution first trialled and adopted by Flannery Plant Hire, was created in collaboration with Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, and Xwatch Safety Solutions. It has been recognised for its significant contribution to enhancing safety and well-being on construction sites. The system’s sophisticated design enables the creation or importation of 3D avoidance zones, both above and below ground, directly within the Leica Geosystems MC1 3D machine control software.

Chris Matthew, Head of Business Strategy at Flannery, highlighted the solution’s impact, saying, “This technology is a game-changer. It not only enhances our safe operation onsite but also supports our operator community. The integration with the MC1 tablet simplifies the process, making it a popular addition among our operators. They now have an extra layer of protection, allowing them to work with greater confidence.”

The TechFest Awards, are a testament to the innovative spirit driving the construction and civil engineering industry. These awards recognise the role of technology in addressing current challenges and shaping a better future. This year’s event, praised for showcasing cutting-edge developments, has placed a spotlight on the collaborative efforts of companies like Flannery Plant Hire, Leica Geosystems, and Xwatch Safety Solutions.