As times change and we look toward the future, the construction industry is one constant that will never fall out of demand. Instead, through various innovations, the construction industry continues to improve and adapt so that worksites can become more efficient, safer, and deliver a higher quality product. One aspect of construction that is essential is communication, which has only gotten easier over the years with the introduction of two-way radios. Here are just a few reasons to use two-way radios on construction job sites if you haven’t adopted them already.
Convenience and Ease of Use
Two-way radios are engineered to be as intuitive to use as possible. Most models provide instantaneous communication at the push of a button, ensuring that everyone on your team will quickly learn how to use their radio. Furthermore, unlike the use of cell phones, two-way radios allow you to communicate with multiple people at once rather than having to call everyone manually. Simply configure everyone’s radios to the same frequency for widespread communication.
While the most common form of two-way radio is the walkie-talkie, it’s not always convenient to dedicate one hand to holding the radio. Two-way earpieces are a great solution that allows for hands-free communication while on the job. These earpieces come with both wired and wireless models—with wireless often being preferable to prevent any wires from being caught and damaged while on the worksite.
Lastly, it’s important to realize that two-way radios are often engineered with durability and longevity in mind. Construction is, naturally, a tough industry that demands a lot from its equipment. Two-way radios are designed to endure impacts and other threats that would shatter other communication devices, ensuring they’ll last for years to come. Speaking of longevity, the lifespan and charge capacity of two-way radio batteries are superior and one of the main reasons why two-way radios are used on construction job sites. Between long hours and constant use, you won’t have to worry about your radio dying on you in the middle of the day.