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Sonetics Wireless Headsets Reduce Communication Breakdowns

Communication breakdowns are the top contributing factor for on-the-job accidents. 

How can you prevent these breakdowns that lead to serious accidents? 

Simple: Protect your team with Sonetics wireless headsets. 

These headsets promote industrial safety by protecting hearing and allowing for clear conversational communication, keep hands free so you can focus on the tasks at hand and avoid pushing buttons just to communicate, sharpen situational awareness while reducing noise stress and let in just the right amount of environmental noise to stay safe. 

Let’s examine how exactly wireless headsets improve industrial safety in the context of common manufacturing hazards.

Through the lens of each hazard, here’s how wireless communication with Sonetics wireless headsets can improve industrial safety.

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AROUND CHEMICALS

The Hazard: “Dangerous chemicals can be anywhere, from corrosive cleaning solutions to leaking battery acid.”

The Wireless Communication Advantage: With Sonetics, workers can be warned in real-time when hazardous materials are in the area. They can then make plans to work around them or move. If exposure does happen, they can easily call for help and trigger a verbal alarm that everyone will hear. 

PREVENTING FALLS WITH GROUND COMMUNICATION

The Hazard: “When paired with overconfidence, high places can be one of the biggest hazards in your workplace.”

The Wireless Communication Advantage: While working with your spotter on the ground, use your headset to talk about potential hazards. Instead of relying on safety signals that can be misinterpreted, you can communicate clearly without taking visual focus away from the job at hand.

AVOID STRUCK-BY, BACKOVER AND OTHER HEAVY EQUIPMENT ACCIDENTS

The Hazard: “Carelessness when maneuvering a forklift or other factory vehicle can result in injury and even death—and not just for the operator.”

The Wireless Communication Advantage: Being connected to the rest of your crew means you have greater awareness of where they are while you’re operating heavy equipment. Have normal conversations instead of relying on hand signals from spotters. 

IDENTIFY FIRE RISKS AND RESPOND FASTER

The Hazard: Many potential fire hazards “pose a significant risk for a manufacturing facility.”

The Wireless Communication Advantage: With the enhanced situational awareness you gain while wearing a Sonetics wireless headset, you’re more likely to recognize an overheating machine, wild spark from a welding torch or a short in the wiring. Even if you don’t catch it in time to prevent the fire, you can instantly alert the rest of the team and can even call 911 from your Bluetooth-connected smartphone.

If improving industrial safety is a priority on your plant floor, then consider the advantages of wireless communication from Haaker! Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your free demo.