Hearing clearly in the workplace with Peltor Brand LiteCom ear defenders
1 October 2013
The launch of an innovative ear defender solution from the Personal Safety Division of diversified technology company 3M, can help to boost productivity in industrial workplaces by improving communication across a site or function.
The Peltor brand LiteCom Series from 3M offers a simple answer to potential communication issues between colleagues in noisy environments. When communication is integral to a job or activity, it can be tempting to remove an ear cup in order to communicate with a colleague, exposing the ear to potentially damaging levels of noise. With a built in two-way communication system, the Peltor brand LiteCom Headset from 3M protects the user from high noise levels, supporting compliance with noise regulation, whilst enabling workers to communicate with other headset users at up to 1,000 metres on one of eight main channels.
The Peltor brand LiteCom Headset includes an advanced microphone filter which reduces unwanted sounds, enabling employees to hear each other clearly while their hands are otherwise occupied. Simplified menu systems, a rugged design and reinforced components ensure the headset is easy to use and long-lasting for maximum return.
The Peltor brand LiteCom Plus from 3M benefits from the features of the base model, but also boasts more sub channels (121) and a level dependent function which filters ambient sounds to a safe noise level. This ensures the user can hear important alarm signals and environmental noise, whilst filtering unexpected sounds above the regulated threshold. The Peltor brand LiteCom Plus from 3M can also be utilised in conjunction with a mobile phone or external radio, and benefits from a new rechargeable battery pack, providing 20 hours of usage along with a handy charge indicator.
Sarah Broadbent, technical services engineer for the 3M Personal Safety Division, explains: “The protection level and versatility of our new Peltor brand LiteCom Headsets from 3M mean these ear defenders are suitable for a number of industries. They will help to make processes more efficient as workers will be able to communicate as if they were in an environment operating at a normal level of sound. As a result this will help to increase productivity as there will be less down time and employees will be able to respond to safety messages more quickly.”
As experts in hearing conservation, not just hearing protection, 3M can offer holistic solutions from detection to selection and from training to validation. For more details on the full range of Safety Solutions available from 3M, visit www.3M.co.uk/safety or call 0870 60 800 60 in the UK or 1 800 320 500 (Ireland).