Construction Industry Communications Solutions
Communication in the construction industry made easy with jobsite radios built to last.
The construction sector is one of the largest industries in Australia. Whether working in civil, mining, rail, or road construction – the need for a reliable communication and security 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, jobsite security and site and personnel safety – CSE Crosscom can offer a scalable two-way radio solution to suit construction workforces of any description.
Digital Two–Way Radios Functions and Features Benefitting the Building and Labour Industry
Analog Two Way Radios remain common among many construction jobsites, but this technology lacks many of the features and functionality capabilities that a newer radio will warrant. Some of these include:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jobsite Radios Offering Peace of Mind for Construction Personnel – Safety First Approach
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.
- 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.
- Fall risk is an ever-present concern on job sites. Two-way radios enhance safety by eliminating or reducing the need for workers to walk or climb across unstable structures to communicate to other labourers, clients, or subcontractors. Reducing site traffic generally, or the need to traverse scaffolding, ladders and other structures at height, reduces the risk of falls significantly.
- Working in confined spaces or having little to no visibility of a co-worker can prove dangerous if controls are not in place. As mentioned above, 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.
Security Solutions for Greater Accountability and Protection on Project Sites
On large-scale, long-term construction or building worksites, where expensive tools, equipment or machinery are kept on premises – security becomes a must. Prevention or management of theft and vandalism, safeguarding your teams, as well as ensuring that workers meet safety protocol in operations are some of the many benefits that an integrated security solution delivers in the building and construction sector.
A security solution from CSE Crosscom includes the following features:
CSE Crosscom stocks a range of security solutions that display visuals with exceptional quality in a variety of lighting scenarios – against glare, night vision and supplemental IR lighting.
Activate and set switches and sensors remotely via a security device wirelessly connected to the internet for ease of use.
Upload data or review footage remotely via the cloud.
Review footage at any time, whether it be by computer or phone.
Minimises risk of triggering false alarms.