7 Two-way Radio Features Needed for True Safety

7 Two-way Radio Features Needed for True Safety

14 Oct. 2016   Information

When a two-way radio is treated as more than just a device to talk over, that’s when safety is optimised. These 7 features illustrate just this point:
  1.  LONE WORKER: Designed for personnel working alone in isolated environments, Lone Worker remotely monitors worker activity and initiates an emergency if a worker fails to respond to periodic alerts.

  2.  MAN DOWN: Enhances the safety of workers by monitoring movement (or lack of movement!). Man Down triggers an emergency alert when a radio is tilted (for example if the user has been injured and is lying on the floor), or if they remain still for a period of time. This allows operators to identify when a worker has become incapacitated and call for assistance.

  3. REMOTE MONITOR: Allows a radio user to remotely activate another radio’s microphone and transmitter. This feature is especially useful if Man Down has been triggered, or when supervisors need to monitor the activity of a worker to check safety standards are being met.

  4. VOX (Voice Activated Communications): Enables a worker to respond to a request hands-free using a compatible headset. The radio is enabled automatically when audio is connected, allowing the worker to talk while carrying boxes or working on machinery.

  5.  PTT(Push-to-Talk): Whole work teams can communicate instantaneously with a single button push. The large PTT button on HQT two-way radios makes communication easier than ever, even for workers wearing gloves.

  6. INTELLIGENT AUDIO: Factories can be noisy places and workers need to hear and be heard clearly. HQT radios adjust volume automatically in line with fluctuating background noise to ensure commands are not misunderstood and requests for help ignored.

  7.  RUGGED DESIGN: HQT DH-9800 radios are designed, built and approved to operate in hazardous and potentially explosive environments with advanced ergonomics, large displays and buttons, intuitive user interface and built-in GPS for location tracking.

Harnessing the full functionality of radios and applications designed specifically to enhance safety is what it takes to ensure you can both prevent as many incidents as possible, or at the very least be prepared to take action if something does happen.

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