The coronavirus has created a challenging time for businesses as they contend with social distancing guidelines to help reduce the virus’s spread, protecting staff, clients, and visitors. Two way radios are a simple control measure that firms can introduce to help staff communicate safely by reducing the number of face to face interactions.
Two way radios are an excellent choice for lowering the number of times employees need to walk through business spaces. Armed with remote communication coupled with the regular cleaning and disinfecting of the two way radios, business communication can thrive alongside effective workplace safety.
Radios for Any Business
There are many businesses where working from home is simply impossible. Under these circumstances, a two way radio system can help keep essential services running in hospitals, distribution and logistics, local authorities, factories, warehouses, and office environments.
It is possible to introduce a system that comprises of just two two-way radios or, where required, a complex network with encryption can be put in place. Licenced two way radios are a good choice for large facilities and multi-site operations. Unlicenced devices are great for small businesses and offices.
The radio devices can undertake various roles, such as connecting front of house and back-office staff without venturing into each other’s space. They can also be used for co-ordinating the number of shoppers within department stores or for running a one-in one-out system. With keypads for text messaging and programmable buttons, the practical uses are even more plentiful.
Whatever the business situation, this is a cost-effective solution that enables colleagues that are not in the same room to talk to each other. Lowering the use of telephones available to multiple personnel makes good sense, and our two way radios will help your team maintain communication and keep productivity and efficiency high.
Safe Radio Use
For the safe use of two way radios, your company and its workforce need to follow a few best practices. Where possible, you should assign one device to one individual. To ensure units do not get mixed up, you can label each device and do the same for any accessories, such as chargers and headsets, used by that particular unit.
If you use a multipoint charge, you can assign a charging slot to each radio to avoid contact contamination.
Your organisation should also introduce a new regime of cleaning and disinfecting, to take place on a regular basis. Cleaning the radio removes viruses such as COVID-19 while disinfecting kills any virus that remains.
Your staff can clean their device with detergent, water, and a cloth or stiff short-haired non-metallic brush. They can then dry the radio using a lintless cloth or tissue.
Once the cleaning has taken place, it is time to disinfect the unit. Your employees can use a wet cloth with isopropyl alcohol (at least 70% concentration), also known as rubbing alcohol. They can wipe down the device with alcohol, which is a safer option for the radio’s metal and plastic, compared to using bleach or other solvents.