Two way radios have a number of uses across so many different industries and our customer base is really varied and diverse. Today I want to take a closer look at radios for the construction industry and how these small pieces of equipment have become a necessity on all work sites across the country.

On large building sites where many houses, buildings or machinery are being worked on or operated it is vital to be able to communicate with people in safe and secure manner. Here at Radio Solutions we have been involved in the two way radio industry for over 20 years and have built up a great relationship with a number of large construction companies from all across the UK and further afield. When considering radios for your site there are a couple of points to consider, whether or not to buy the radios outright or hire them and also whether or not you will require licensed or unlicensed radios.

There are pros and cons for buying and hiring radios and I suppose it comes down to how long the site your working on is going to be there. Radio hire offers a cheaper alternative to buying the equipment outright but you don’t own the radios at the end of the hire. However, buying radios for a large site can be a large outlay of resources.

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When it comes to considering licensed or unlicensed radios it comes down to the size of your site. If you’re using cranes and operating across a large area you are going to need to use licensed radios that are licensed via Ofcom. This allows for clearer communications and reduces any cross channel noise or interference. The cost associated with getting your license is £75 and this license is valid for 5 years, meaning that it can be used across a number of sites. We can organise getting your license set up with Ofcom at no extra cost and help to streamline the process.

If you are about to start work on a construction site or are looking for radios for your upcoming sites and need some help or advice please do reach out and speak to us, our team of trained advisors will be happy to talk you through the process of getting your radios set up. In the meantime if you have any questions or need any advice on your existing radios then please do get in touch with us on 0151 334 9160 or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.