Mines need quality communication in order to work effectively and safely. Mines are some of the most risky places to work and with a breakdown of communication, accident rates rise. . The matter of technology can be put in the mining industry in order to protect employees and equipment and two-way radios are some of the best tools to boost worker safety. Two ways radios face a series of challenges and mining environments such as underground mines where there’s plenty of interference. Introducing a proper system for these types of communications in the mining industry can ensure staff stay safe.
Here are some of the benefits of two-way radio in a mine:
It would be inefficient to come out of the mining site every time that there was a new discovery or to coordinate with management. Communicating effectively on radios as opposed to coming out of the mining site to communicate keeps work flowing and ensures incidents can be managed quickly. Mining sites can stretch over a kilometer into the earth and having fast communication is crucial to safety.
Crucial Emergency Assistance
If there is an incident in the mine, modern two-way radios often come with GPS technology and alerts. The radio technology and mining sites today often come with accelerometers that can detect when a crew member has fallen or where crewmembers are located in the event of an emergency. Clear communications during a serious event and also expedite the chance for fixing problems fast.
Communication improvement also maximizes troubleshooting and reduces the challenges faced in on-site work. Meeting with others or radio can make sure that equipment failure can be navigated quickly and downtime can be prevented.
This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Systems! For nearly a half a century, Becker Mining has been at the forefront of industry safety. Becker/SMC is the industry’s leader in increasingly more sophisticated electrical control systems. Most of the major innovations, design features and specialized electrical components have been developed by Becker/SMC.