Can compliance and productivity coexist?

Because of the coronavirus pandemic and related CDC recommendations on social distancing, construction companies are struggling to keep on schedule, avoid work stoppages, and effectively train new employees while remaining compliant.

Shrinking Resources

Fewer workers may be available to keep construction projects moving as illness, stay-at-home orders and family obligations combine to reduce available labor.

Those workers that remain on the job cannot rely on the same communication methods we’ve all used up until now. Even a few extra feet of separation on a high-noise job site makes face-to-face communication impossible, and unreliable under the best of circumstances.

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New Ground Rules for Communication

The “shoulder-tap” method of getting a crew member’s attention is no longer possible with social distancing guidelines. Even then, it requires removing hearing protection and yelling within a few feet of each other in order to be heard.
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Training Breakdowns

The same problems that inhibit job site conversations make training for new employees and instructors an exercise in frustration. So how can construction companies restore effective team communication, maintain productivity and train employees without violating CDC recommendations for social distancing?

Effective Team Communication At Social Distance

Sonetics Team Wireless Headsets enable natural conversation at a safe distance by combining conference call-like communication and hands-free operation with advanced hearing protection.

Crew members can hear each other clearly even in high noise, which eliminates the need for face-to-face communication. Now everyone can safely maintain social distance while continuing to collaborate and communicate as the work continues.

Sonetics Portable Wireless System.

How it works

Wireless headsets for teams convey a number of immediate benefits for construction companies:
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Removes the need for face-to-face conversation while maintaining team communication and collaboration.
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Minimizes the risk of communication errors from crew members concerned about maintaining distance in high-noise environments.
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Quick deployment avoids work stoppages and ensures that employers remain in compliance with health requirements.
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Accelerates training by maintaining a “lifeline” of continuous communication between trainees and supervisors.
Higher productivity is realized when instructions are delivered clearly and questions are answered directly in real-time.

Wireless Communication Solutions For Construction

Sonetics Wireless Communication Solutions are proven effective tools for enabling team collaboration at social distance. Construction companies use wireless headsets to improve communication, protect their crews’ hearing, and increase productivity in high-noise environments.


Learn how construction crews communicate effectively at social distance in high-noise environments.


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