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While digital radio dispatch undoubtedly has a number of useful applications, few are as critical as establishing lines of communication in the event of an emergency. Whether alerting and updating users about the situation or making contact with team members in the aftermath, having an effective emergency management strategy is essential.
In sectors such as mining that carry a high degree of risk, having an alert and response system in place is essential. While the frequency of incidents has undeniably fallen with the advent of new technology and health and safety regulation, according to the Center for Disease Control there have been almost 13,000 mining disaster fatalities since 1900. How many of those deaths might have been prevented with the right emergency management tools?

Mines can be hazardous places where emergencies happen

Mines can be hazardous places where emergencies happen

Emergency Management with the DX-Altus

A large part of reducing the chances of an emergency in a high-risk industry comes from preparation. Before an incident has the chance to happen, being able to alert people in the danger zone about a planned event such as blasting or drilling should help to ensure no-one will be in a place where they could potentially be hurt.
A comprehensive emergency management system should be a priority for high-risk industries.
The DX-Altus Digital Radio Management System’s Emergency Management Pack integration allows users to operate in Blast Mode, a feature that allows the transmission of customizable emergency tones to alert people on the network about an imminent event. Easily set up through browser-based server configuration and activated by both dispatch operators and mobile users, both planned and unplanned events can quickly be broadcast across your network.

Going deeper with Advanced Location Services

During the response phase of an emergency it may be necessary to prevent people from gaining access to certain areas. Whether it’s due to contamination, unstable ground or any number of other hazards, an effective system for keeping track of team members may be the right option.
Advanced Location Services from Omnitronics not only lets you see precisely where all personnel and assets are located, but allows the set up of emergency geofences to alert or warn users should they or someone else enter a No Go Zone.
When it comes the safety of yourself and other members of your organization no compromises should be made. Having access to a comprehensive emergency management feature suite should be a high priority for anyone involved in high-risk sectors, so speak to Omnitronics today about how your operation can improve its systems.

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