Can compliance and productivity coexist?

Public works agencies and private contractors have been able to move planned projects up earlier by leveraging a positive consequence of the stay-at-home directives: less traffic. The flip side of this advantage is the need to adhere to CDC recommendations on social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

So how, then, do you avoid work stoppages and effectively train new employees while remaining compliant?

Traffic controller using Sonetics Apex Team Wireless Headsets.

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.

Training Breakdowns

The same problems that inhibit job site conversations make on-the-job training for new employees and trainers an exercise in frustration. So how can crews restore effective team communication, maintain productivity and train employees without violating CDC recommendations for social distancing?
Utility crew using Sonetics Portable Wireless System.

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 public works crews:
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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 Public Works

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


Learn how public works agencies and contractors communicate effectively at social distance in high-noise environments.


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