Morrisons has expanded the production of sliced meat and deli products in the plant to include a new range of ready-to-eat chicken meals. The supermarket chain has doubled the factory area and the number of staff, which has created an urgent need to improve the radio communications. Monitoring the staff and production process is crucial, as health and safety regulations are strictly enforced in the meat processing industry.
Brentwood visited the plant to carry out their customary site survey. After in-depth trials, the engineers found that digital radios could achieve 100% coverage throughout the whole site and provide solutions to lone worker safety.
We recommended a combination of keypad and non-keypad radios for use by the staff. Some workers needed two way radios to perform only the basic functions (Motorola DP2400), while others required more advanced features (Motorola DP4800).
For the management team, we supplied mobile radios suitable for desktop use (Motorola DM4600). These digital radios have the ability to communicate with the staff across the entire plant, including the security guards.
All the radios we selected to operate in this demanding environment were robust, reliable and water-resistant.
The features of the Motorola DM4600 desktop radio include an enhanced full colour display, an alphanumeric keypad, and easy-to-use navigation buttons. With the latest technology at their fingertips, the controller can talk to private individuals or groups, and even interrupt another conversation to deliver a critical communication when necessary.
The Motorola DP4800 handheld portable digital radio is just as advanced as the desktop, but guaranteed to meet the communication needs of production supervisors and security guards that are on the move. With audio that’s loud and clear, the two way radio offers a flexible radio operation and the ability to send texts from its keypad when circumstances call for discretion.
For staff involved with the production line, the Motorola DP2400 is a tough and resilient handheld portable digital radio. It helps them stay connected as well as safe. Tightly sealed against wind, dust and water – the intelligent audio and voice operation provides ease-of-use in such challenging working conditions.
The ‘lone worker’ safety feature has been enabled in both these portable digital radios. For instance, security personnel find it very reassuring whilst on patrol. With ‘lone worker’, the user acknowledges bleeps from their radio so the management and colleagues know they’re OK. If the worker fails to respond to a prompt, their radio will automatically alert the other radios.
By improving the communication throughout the whole plant, Brentwood’s digital radios have ensured the staff are safer and happier while working in this fast-moving workplace.
If your retail/processing company requires two-way radio hire to improve your communication over any large site – please give us a call on 01245 403520 to discuss your needs