At Arundel Great Court in Central London, Carillion has introduced improved communication between plant operators and banksmen with the introduction of hands free, voice activated, dedicated frequency communications headsets.
Historically, industry practice has the banksman giving hand signals to direct plant operators. The physical position the banksman needs to be (within line of sight of the plant operator) is not always the safest location from which to work.
With headset communications the banksman can give direction to the plant operator from a place of much greater safety and away from the machine. We have also found the risk of miscommunication from poor hand signals has been eliminated.
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