Reactec secures £700,000 backing as construction sector snaps up safety tech

Wearable tech firm Reactec has secured £700,000 of investment to develop equipment that helps keep construction workers safe on site.

Investment syndicate Archangels led the round with support from the Scottish Investment Bank and £103,000 from Reactec’s board, management and staff.

The Edinburgh firm is behind devices that monitor workers for health and safety risks such as ‘white finger’ machinery-inflicted damage. In May it launched its Safe-Distance device to aid physical distancing among workers and 80 firms have taken delivery of 4000 devices as construction sites reopen under Covid-19 restrictions.

Reactec’s wrist worn HAVwear connects with an Internet of Things software platform that helps employers to monitor health and wellbeing.

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