Increase Safety on the Railway with dBD Communications Duplex Systems

Increase Safety on the Railway with dBD Communications Duplex Systems

The ORR have recently released the 2018-2019 Annual Health and Safety Report and stresses that safety needs to be refocused within the industry.

dBD Communications wireless duplex communication systems can reduce safety hazards for workers on the railway by enhancing team and situational awareness whilst carrying out on-track and civils works.  

This is in line with the Network Rail Safety Advice mandate which states: "Whenever On Track Plant (OTP), On Track Machines (OTM) or non-rail mounted plant is used on Network Rail construction sites (rail or civils) full digital duplex communications are to be provided (by the Principal Contractor) and used. 

Increase Safety on the Railway with dBD Communications Duplex SystemsHaving an open mic on these products ALARPs risks as all users are able to communicate at the same time, avoiding any delays to instructions and orders to stop operation due to oncoming hazards.

As manufacturers of these systems, we are able to modify products to suit all applications and offer bespoke solutions. Our system solutions vary from headset to headset or headset to a cab intercom and can accommodate from 2 to 16 users.

Our cab intercom products are most suitable when operating plant machinery as the machine Operator can be hands free in the cab whilst the Controller on the ground can communicate via their headset. Multiple machines are able to communicate to each other at the same time during operations.

Increase Safety on the Railway with dBD Communications Duplex Systems Rentals and Managed Service are additional services offered to the railway industry. Our audio systems can be rented for an agreed period of time, should this be preferred for certain projects and their durations rather than purchasing our systems. 

Alternatively, we can provide 24 hour on site support during Managed Service where we allocate our products to your workers, keeping full traceability and ensuring operational readiness to avoid any delays to operations. We can also provide technical support should any issues occur.

At dBD Communications, we offer personal account management where our Sales Executives are available for on site meetings, product demonstrations, product training and when required, site surveys. Our Sales Executives understand our portfolio and are able to match a solution right for your applications and requirements. We also offer free trials for a period of time prior to any purchase discussions.