Improve communication and provide for the health and safety of construction workers, particularly lone workers.
Whether working in civil, mining, rail, or road construction – the need for a reliable communication and safety solution is paramount to enable worker transparency, as well as public accountability.
Designing and delivering innovative, custom communication solutions in the construction sector requires a combination of technological expertise and a comprehensive understanding of the construction industry at large.
From offering two-way radios for purchase or hire, technology maintenance, network development, security and site and worker safety – CSE Chatterbox can offer a scalable two-way radio solution to suit construction workforces of any description.
Two-way radios offering peace of mind for construction workers
Radios are a convenient communication device for workers in the construction sector, but beyond this – they are also incredibly beneficial in a safety sense. Some of the main areas where two-way radios really impact safe operations onsite include the following:
- Two-way radios have incredible sound and clarity, being made with the understanding that potential applications will include busy and loud worksites that need to be able to coordinate at distances.
- The ability to seamlessly speak to a fleet of workers simultaneously without a second thought is unique to a two-way radio. Particularly if you compare radio technology to that of mobile phones – to talk-to-many, conference call features are required on the device through an application. These often also result in people talking over one another, unlike radio communications, which prioritises the individual who has first pushed to talk.
- Fall risk is an ever-present concern on job sites and lone worker safety monitoring is a potentially-life saving feature of digital two-way radios that send alerts to other workers if something seems amiss with the individual – for example, it could detect either inactivity or if a fall has occurred and will send out an alert accordingly. Only when tended to will the alert cease.
- Regardless of cellular signal, a radio will remain connected. This is particularly advantageous to remote work sites – as work operations and general staff safety can be greatly impeded by an inability to communicate and coordinate effectively.
Digital Two–Way Radios Functions and Features Benefitting the Building and Labour Industry
Analogue two-way radios remain common on many construction sites, but this technology lacks many of the features and functionality capabilities that digital radio technology can provide, including:
Lone worker monitoring and man down alarms
Lone worker safety monitoring including an automated Man Down alarm, which intelligently senses a worker in distress and notifies relevant persons, increasing the safety of employees working alone or in potentially dangerous situations.
Superior battery life
A standard digital radio will possess an average battery life of no less than 18 hours, meaning that workers can operate with confidence that their radio will last and minimise the downtime needed when charging or swapping out a device.
Manage your projects effectively with GPS
Digital radios possessing inbuilt GPS functionality enables project management staff to maintain clear oversight on employee and equipment locations, enhancing safety and accountability on site.
Durable design to withstand harsh operating environments
CSE Crosscom’s versatile range of digital radios are IP rated for suitability to both indoor and outdoor operating environments. Shock, water, weather and dust resistance make a digital radio solution well-adjusted to the demands of construction or labour-based work.
Enhanced audio and noise cancellation capabilities
Jobsites are often loud due to the use of industrial tools and equipment, so clear audio is a must. Voice quality on a digital radio is consistent over the coverage area and has the ability to significantly lessen background interference, meaning you can get your message across the first time, every time.