Training new staff safely during Covid pandemic
28 September 2020
Businesses and industry are overcoming a difficult challenge presented to them as a direct result of the Covid pandemic.
Companies in the UK are committed to playing their part in supporting their particular industry during this time. Many businesses are taking on new staff, particularly within the food processing, pharmaceutical and other manufacturing and distribution sectors. All of these businesses have as their number one priority the health and safety of their staff.
Training new staff is made more difficult when people are wearing the additional PPE, such as face masks and shields that are now required. People are spaced further apart and often in noisy areas so imparting information can be challenging. A solution has been developed which addresses all of these concerns after trials with a range of different radio and headset devices.
The trials were undertaken by radio system integrator, Brabourne Ltd with different radio and headset solutions, and on behalf of a number of major UK businesses within the food manufacturing and distribution industries.
Following the trials, the Multicom Digital Duplex radios met all the objectives.
The key advantages of the Multicom radio is its extremely small size and weight. It can be worn on a secure lanyard around the neck and weighs only 88 gm. It can be worn under the overalls or coat as the user does not need to touch it to operate it!
Furthermore, it works in what is known as full duplex mode. This means that when connected to a suitable headset the users can talk to each other entirely naturally – as if a group of people were chatting to one another! They can achieve this whilst ensuring the correct spacing between each of them.
Completely hands-free, trainees and the trainer can keep their hands free to operate machinery safely.
A range of headsets are available including a lightweight headset for quieter areas and heavy-duty ear defender headsets for high noise areas. The headsets are also compatible with PPE masks worn by all members of staff.
The Brabourne solution means there are no buttons to push, conversations are secure due to the digital radio technology and no licence is needed to operate the system.
The design of the radios means they can be easily sanitised at the end of a shift and the headsets can be used with disposable ear covers to maintain the highest levels of hygiene.
For more information, visit www.brabournecommunications.com