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Radios in Mining and Quarrying

Quarries and Mining environments require reliable & clear communications 

The two-way radio industry has experienced major advances in technology in recent years, advances which are delivering essential reliable communications across dangerous or hazardous sites and ensuring staff stay in contact with their wider teams.

Hazardous environments

For organisations that require reliable communication in hazardous environments or that are exposed to combustible materials or flammable chemicals and gasses, an extra level of protection is critical to give you seamless communication to keep staff safe.

The process of mining, tunnelling and quarrying presents workers with harsh operating environments, so it is critical that equipment used can withstand extreme, dust, noise, moisture and toxic exposure. Two-way radio systems are proven as the most convenient and effective means of communication in the mining industry, contributing towards robust safety standards whilst delivering greater efficiencies.

Greater functionality delivers improved communication

Pennine are seeing many customers move from analogue to digital radio solutions, embracing the improved audio clarity and network coverage as well having access to digital applications that bring additional benefits such as messaging, job allocation, teleconnect and alarm monitoring.

As organisations are constantly under pressure from production goals to rising demands mean extracting from more remote and hazardous environments, meeting stringent health and safety mandates has to be at the fore of everyone’s minds. The latest two-way radio communications solutions are vital for prospecting teams and those in remote locales such as mining and quarrying sites.

For instance in quarrying, blasting can take place up to three times a day and therefore explosion-proof IP and ATEX radios must be used. IP radios are double digit rated according to the levels of defence they offer against both solids and water. The first digit refers to the strength of dust protection (rated up to 6), the second to moisture (rated up to 8). With the correct equipment vast improvements can be made to both productivity and safety in hazardous environments. Read our previous blog which outlines IP ratings

Advantages of digital two-way radios:

  • Clear voice communication and noise cancelling accessories for loud environments
  • Integrated GPS location tracking
  • Systems based on IP architectures
  • Simple push to talk functionality
  • Wide range of digital applications that extend the functionality of your two-way radio system, eg job allocation, lone worker, alarm monitoring, voice recording, telemetry, telephone interconnect

Want find out more?   Speak to one of our radio specialists on 0161 763 2000 or complete this short enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.