Recent news for people working on road crews, highway flaggers, in particular, has been dismal, from a safety perspective. Too many distracted drivers on the road aren’t paying attention to what they’re doing behind the wheel or simply driving too fast through construction zones with devastating consequences. And now that spring has arrived pothole crews are out-and-about in vast numbers.
Making massive safety improvements just one of the many reasons to consider using push to talk two-way radios for roadway construction and repair crews. Other considerations include those listed below.
Communicate with Other Flaggers
Communication is essential when helping to manage two-way traffic working with one lane open during highway construction. This is especially necessary if you’re dealing with curvy roads or long distances where one end can’t see the other. It helps to prevent unintended accidents with traffic going head to head and keeps flaggers on their toes when they have traffic incoming.
Send Status Reports and Call for Resupplies
The last thing you want is people on your road crews having to stop in the middle of what they are doing to make supply runs. Unfortunately, every now and then, important supplies are left off the trucks, fall off trucks en route, or do not last throughout the day. The ability to call for resupplies allows them to stay on task until more supplies arrive.
The ability to send status reports allows you to plan for future road crew assignments based on the rate of workflow, expected completion dates, and weather report.
A Signal for Help in Emergencies
Two-way radios today are equipped with panic buttons that allow road crew team members to signal emergencies with the push of a single button. These radios are also often equipped with GPS tracking features that connect the signal with the location providing detailed information in the alert that aids assistance in arriving at the right location as promptly as possible to manage the emergency.
Whether you need to alert your highway flaggers to potential weather emergencies or other important information, you can do so instantly, with the push of a single button when using push to talk two-way radios. The radios are easy to use and facilitate communication with your entire organization or with a single flagger on your team.
Peak PTT understands the unique needs your men and women in harm’s way face. That is why we are dedicated to offering you the communications tools you need to maximize their safety while on the go. Contact us today to learn how we can help your entire highway crew communicate and operate more effectively. 1-855-600-6161