Communication solution for noisy training environment
10/05/2011 - 3M’s Peltor Lite-Com III communication headset has proven to be a breakthrough for TAFE SA (Training and Further Education South Australia), enabling lecturers and students to safely hear conversation in high noise teaching environments. Valerie Woods
According to Jorgen Andersen, Lecturer at TAFE SA Marleston Campus, "We needed to find a product that allows lecturers and students to communicate in noisy education and training environments like our building and furnishing program."
3M provides the solution
The solution he identified was the Peltor Lite-Com III. Shaun Carrigan, 3M product specialist from SA, commented, "Although our communication products are applied commercially throughout many industries in Australia, we welcomed the opportunity to work with TAFE SA on the introduction of this innovative solution to control hazardous noise and improve safety for lecturers and students safety at the Marleston Campus."
"The 3M Peltor Lite-Com III is a high-performance headset with a built-in 69 channel communication radio for hands free short-range communication with other Peltor Lite-Com III headsets. The Lite-Com III also has a built-in active-volume function that allows wearers to hear ambient sounds like conversations, instruction, machine noises and warning signals whilst protecting their hearing from harmful noise that may be present in their working environment.
We believe TAFE SA is the first education and training organisation in Australia to use this headset technology based on 4 tones per channel, with signature dedications," said Jorgan.
He continued, "This communication brings a new dimension to addressing individual questions, without having to move directly alongside the individual. Student feedback has been extremely positive, as individualising specifics can be addressed easily and quickly."
Already identified for its further training potential, TAFE SA O’Halloran Hill Campus staff value the impact the Peltor Lite-Com III will have on their ‘dymo testing’ - not having to be restricted to a control room versus working directly alongside the equipment.
Peltor’s headset technology has significant benefits across a wide range of noisy TAFE and other educational environments that have communication challenges, including primary production machinery, building, construction, automotive and engineering sectors. In addition, the wider applications are enormous - from giving diving instructions in a recreation program to backstage communication in a theatre environment in an arts program.
"This leading edge technology places TAFE SA training ahead of current workplace environments. I’m extremely happy with the opportunity to have worked with the vision of 3M," Jorgen concluded.
3M’s Peltor brand is a global leader in two-way communication products for use in high noise environments. The line offers a broad selection of personal safety headsets and two-way radio accessory products for use in a variety of environments.
For information about Peltor's Lite Com III and other Peltor Communication products, visit the 3M Australia website or use the enquiry form.
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