Lone Worker Feature and Two Way Radios
Many people are working alone in situations where they’re often at risk from work-related abuse.
From smallholdings to global tractor manufacturing plants, two way radios for agriculture are a vital asset ensuring the health and safety of staff across the whole industry. Having reliable communications are imperative in what can sometimes be dangerous working conditions, especially when working alone.
Whether you require two way radios for farm use or other agriculture radios for your manufacturing company, we have tried and tested technology for every environment. Our technology is available to purchase, and we also have the largest fleet of radios for hire if you require them.
The outdoor environment of farming means workers are exposed to the elements throughout the year. Having durable, robust and reliable agricultural two way radios are critical for this type of work to have continuous communication. This is why waterproof two way radios are sometimes necessary, as well as being able to withstand freezing conditions.
Our range of digital radios are fully waterproof and are rated to withstand conditions below freezing for extended periods. You can view our full range of digital radios online, including some of the best two way radios for tractors and other agricultural vehicles.
If you require communication over a small area, such as a small milking parlour and 5 acres of land, simple unlicensed radios would be the ideal solution. Some of the best two way radios for agriculture include the Kenwood TK3601, Motorola XT420 and Motorola XT460. These are feature-packed and ensure enhanced communication thanks to intelligent audio, able to filter any background noise.
License free, means they can be used straight from the box and require no prior knowledge of radios. They are simple to use – simply charge them up and press to talk. In built-up areas where there may be other radio users and interference may occur, we would recommend using licensed radios to reduce this.
If you require radio coverage over a much larger area, we recommend licensed digital two way radios for agriculture. This will offer enhanced coverage and superb audio quality. Larger farms without buildings over hundreds of acres will require a more sophisticated solution. Sometimes, it may be necessary to use a repeater (booster) to help achieve coverage in those hard to reach areas too.
The license required can be obtained on your behalf from OFCOM. They charge a fee for this which is dependent on your location. A general rule of thumb is the further in the country you are, the lower the licence price. In main towns with lots of radio traffic, for example, OFCOM may charge more.
Another consideration you’ll need when purchasing two way radios for agriculture is the safety features. As there could be times when you or your staff are working alone, having a clear line of communication is vital.
Some of the emergency features that can make a difference include panic buttons and man down systems. These help to ensure that in a worst-case scenario, help can be quickly and easily called. Reducing the risk to you and your workers will ensure peace of mind no matter the environment.
To find out more about our two way radios for agriculture, please get in touch with the team at Brentwood today.