The PPE detection market size accounted for USD 310 million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 61490 million by 2030, at a CAGR of 80% during the forecast period (2022-2030). PPE kits protect the body parts from getting hurt in industries such as oil & gas, construction, heavy manufacturing factories, food processing plants, mining, and logistic sectors. In addition, these PPE kits are also used in healthcare industries such as pharmaceuticals and hospitals to avoid exposure to drugs in laboratories and germs & viruses respectively. PPE kits include helmets, caps, gloves, goggles & glasses, facemasks, earplugs, vests, jackets, fluid-resistant gowns, and boots & shoes. PPE detection systems capture real-time images and video footage through CCTVs and transfer it to the software. It then detects if the person is wearing PPE on the body or not. It further sends a signal that alerts the supervisor or the system that restricts the opening of the door of the restricted area or registers the violation of rules and regulations.
Many injuries and deaths of workers have occurred over the last few years, majorly in construction and heavy industries. Therefore, for the worker's safety, the governments and the manufacturing companies in several countries have made it compulsory to provide the worker with appropriate PPE kits during working and mandatory to wear while working on site. Thus, the companies have installed PPE detection systems at their construction and production sites to verify if the worker is wearing the PPE while working or not.
Additionally, there has been a spike in the healthcare industry with several new hospitals in developing nations and new R&D laboratories and manufacturing plants in the pharmaceutical industry. This has led to the adoption of PPE kits while working as a mandatory rule. The PPE detection market is primarily driven owing to stringent government and industrial rules to utilize PPE while working in heavy industrial areas. Additionally, the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are rapidly developing.
The PPE detection market is divided into type, deployment, end-user, and region.
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The healthcare sector is rapidly expanding due to the rise in diseases and infections worldwide. This has led to an increase in the construction of hospitals for people around to get easy access to healthcare services. For instance, in November 2020, the largest hospital in Spain was inaugurated in Toledo. This hospital has an 853-bed capacity, 250 outpatient and examination rooms, and 25 operating rooms, among other facilities.
In addition, several new drugs are being researched and developed to overcome some existing diseases like cancer. For instance, in May 2019, Pfizer announced opening an R&D facility in Chesterfield, Missouri. This facility will conduct research in several fields of medical science.
Workers, doctors, and researchers working in the healthcare sector need to wear PPE kits that avoid transmitting viruses or infection in hospitals and the effect of drugs on the body in the laboratories. Equipment such as head cap, goggles, gloves, fluid-resistant gowns, and other personal protective equipment is mandatory before entering the chemical-exposed premises in laboratories. Similarly, this equipment avoids the transmission of viruses and infection from the patient to the doctor or nurse. Therefore, PPE kits are compulsory in these areas, which leads to the installation of PPE detection systems for surveillance purposes and for the safety of the workers. Thus, growth in the healthcare industry is driving the PPE detection market worldwide.
PPE detection system needs surveillance mediums such as CCTVs. Many PPE detection system developing companies, such as LeewayHertz and Intenseye, offer PPE detection systems that can be operated with the existing installed CCTV system. This becomes easy and economical for the PPE detection system installer.
The existing CCTVs act as security cameras and carry out regular surveillance duty; however, when set up with the PPE detection systems, they can also capture real-time video footage and images and send them to the system to verify if the person is wearing PPE or not. Thus, compatibility of the PPE systems with the existing CCTV system reduces the initial installation cost and, therefore, acts as a driving factor for the PPE detection market.
There are still several technical challenges faced in detecting a PPE kit on a person's body. For instance, there are challenges to seeing the helmets, earplugs, gloves, boots, goggles, and other safety gear on the body of a worker working on the sites of heavy industries. These challenges occur due to multiple complications such as different illumination levels and shadows, a wide range of personal protective equipment (PPE) designs & colors, and complex working activities.
This sometimes leads to failure in detecting PPE kits on a worker's body and thus sends a false signal to the system and records inaccurate data. This can impact the reputation of the company and create management issues. Therefore, failure to detect the PPE kits on a worker's body in adverse conditions has restrained the growth of the PPE detection market.
Several PPE manufacturers are bringing new and advanced PPE wearables into the market. For instance, in October 2020, BLACK+DECKER, a PPE manufacturer, launched head and eye products under their PPE range with enhanced design and material quality. The smart PPE benefits the users in several ways, such as improving communication in loud or low-visibility environments for face masks, earmuffs, and goggles. Thus, an intelligent PPE kit brings more comfort to the person wearing it. Therefore, technical advancements in PPE kits will increase their usage by the workers. This will, in turn, boost the installation of PPE detection systems.
In addition, enhancements in detection systems, such as lesser reaction time while using it to restrict or access the worker's entry, and better data collection and storage, will help adopt more PPE detection systems in the market. Such advanced features in the PPE detection system will also make it easy to operate through IoT. Thus, advancement in PPE kits and detection systems is expected to create a huge growth opportunity for the PPE detection market during the forecast period.
The PPE detection market share is divided into type, end-user, deployment, and region.
Based on type, the market is divided into eye, face and head, hand, body, and other.
The eye, face, and head segments dominated the market. It is estimated to reach an expected value of USD 4605 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 79%. There has been growth in construction, oil & gas, and healthcare. Eye PPE protects the eyes from impact, chemicals, and other hazardous substances. Owing to the rise in demand for eye PPE, companies such as Eyespace Eyeware, May 2020, launched safety glasses and protective goggles in their PPE range. Such strategies are expected to boost the eye PPE market during the forecast period and, in turn, will also lead to the installation of PPE detection systems.
Similarly, face masks are also an essential part of PPE. Demand for face masks rapidly grew with the outbreak of COVID-19. As a protective major, a face mask is mandatory in public places in almost all countries. Thus, this boosts the face PPE market around the world and, in turn, the adoption of PPE detection systems to verify the face masks.
The hand segment is the second-largest market. It is estimated to reach an expected value of USD 695 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 81%. Owing to the rise in safety norms for the worker, gloves have become an essential part of industrial workers' kits. In addition, gloves are also used in laboratories during drug development and research. The growth of the healthcare sector has led to a rise in the usage of gloves. Therefore, PPE glove manufacturers such as GHS Holdings, in October 2020, launched BlocAid Antibacterial gloves. These minimize the transmission of bacteria and also can be recycled. Thus, this is leading to the growth of the hand PPE market and is expected to help boost the PPE detection market during the forecast period.
The body segment is the third-largest market. It is estimated to reach an expected value of USD 4175 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 79%. PPE such as laboratory coats, vests, coveralls, jackets, surgical gowns, aprons, and full-body suits are body PPE. Body PPE detection verifies if the person is wearing the PPE on the body or not. Body PPE is used to avoid injuries, transmit infection, and store or hold tools while working. Growth in construction and heavy industries has led to a rise in the use of body PPE. It has, therefore, boosted the installation of a PPE detection system that verifies the adoption of body protection PPE.
Depending on deployment, it is classified into on-premises and cloud.
On-premises dominated the market. It is estimated to reach an expected value of USD 6455 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 79%. The resources are deployed in-house and within an enterprise's IT infrastructure in the on-premise process. The enterprise is responsible for maintaining the solution and all its related functions. The significant advantage of on-premise deployment is that the data is secure and safe. It is not accessible by a third party or any other resource and offers complete control over the hardware. PPE detection system developers such as Agile Lab and Uncanny Vision Solutions Pvt. Ltd. provide the PPE detection systems deployed on-premise. Owing to data security, on-premise deployment of PPE detection systems is rapidly growing worldwide.
The cloud segment is the fastest-growing market. It is estimated to reach an expected USD 4100 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 80%. Cloud deployment refers to the data collected and stored in the cloud. It can be a public, private, hybrid, or community cloud. It can be accessible to multiple entities through the internet. Cloud deployments have significant advantages such as cost-effectiveness, scalability, and convenience. Cloud deployment does not require IT staff to be hired as all the maintenance and updates are managed by third-party hosts. In addition, it also performs regular backups to keep the data safe. Companies such as Pervasive Technologies offer a PPE detection system that is cloud-deployed. Owing to such advantages, cloud deployment of PPE detection systems has boosted over the last few days and is expected to witness further growth during the forecast period.
By end-user industry, it is segregated into oil & gas, construction, healthcare, food processing, and others.
The construction segment dominated the market. It is estimated to reach an expected USD 3825 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 77%. It was registered that in 2019 in the U.S., the highest rate of deaths and injuries on the job occurred on construction sites. Owing to this, the safety issues of the workers have increased. The governments and construction companies thus regulated strict rules for the workers working on the construction sites to wear PPE. PPE detection kits are installed to verify if the worker is wearing PPE or not and allow or deny access to the construction site. In addition, the PPE detection systems also monitor the PPE on the body of the workers. Thus, rising safety for workers has led to installing PPE detection systems on construction sites and is anticipated to boost the PPE detection market during the forecast period.
The healthcare segment is the fastest-growing segment. It is estimated to reach an expected value of USD 2025 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 82%. Several new laboratories, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies are being built worldwide to provide adequate health services to the people. PPE in laboratories and pharmaceutical companies protects the person from direct contact with chemicals and other hazardous substances. Similarly, PPE protects the person from getting infected with the virus in hospitals. COVID-19 outbreak led to the adoption of PPE on an immense scale in the healthcare sector. This, in turn, led to the installation of PPE detection systems in healthcare facilities. Further, advancement in PPE detection technology is expected to lead to the growth of the healthcare PPE detection market during the forecast period.
By region, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. North America dominated the market. It is estimated to reach an expected USD 4500 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 79%.
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With the rise in awareness about workers' safety on sites of heavy industries, the use of PPE has increased substantially over the past few years. The governments and the companies have set up strict norms regarding PPE usage on the sites to avoid injuries. Thus, to monitor if the rules are followed or violated, PPE detection systems are set up, where cameras are used to verify the PPE on the worker's body.
Further, PPE is used in healthcare and food processing sectors to avoid transmission of infection & viruses and contamination of food. In addition, the COVID-19 outbreak has significantly boosted the use of PPE kits in hospitals. The PPE detection systems are installed to verify whether the doctors, nurses and other staff members are using PPE kits or not while treating the patient. This has boosted the PPE detection market in North America.
Europe is the second-largest market. It is estimated to reach an expected value of USD 3990 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 78%The PPE detection market in Europe is studied for countries including Germany, the UK, France, Spain, and the Rest of Europe. Germany accounted for a significant share of the market, and the rest of Europe is expected to experience rapid growth during the forecast period. The rise in consumption of packaged food products has led to the expansion of food processing plants in Europe over the last few years. This has led to an increase in PPE usage in manufacturing facilities. This, in turn, has led to the installation of PPE detection systems to control access on the premises. Similarly, the expansion of healthcare centers, hospitals, and R&D centers has led to installing PPE detection systems in the facilities.
Thus, driving the PPE detection market in Europe. Asia-Pacific is the third-largest market. It is estimated to reach an expected value of USD 1360 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 81%. There has been significant growth in Asia's construction and oil & gas sector. Majorly India and China are the countries where high construction activities are carried out. In addition, food processing and healthcare facilities are also expanding on a larger scale in the Asia-Pacific region. Hence, this leads to an increase in the adoption of PPE and, in turn, is expected to propel the PPE detection system market.