Keeping your radio equipment hygienic

Even under ordinary circumstances, you want to look after your investments, as it is paramount two way radios are kept in prime condition as they are such a vital tool to workforce.

One of the ways this can be achieved is by regular cleaning of the radio to ensure they are free form dirt and dust.  Under normal conditions a wipe over with a soft cloth, and a gentle brush to get loose dirt and dust removed, generally suffices for most people.

However the pandemic brings its own issues as we need to ensure items which are handled frequently, perhaps by different people, are kept clean.

Here are some tips on how to promote hygienic practice from the market leader Motorola and Apex:

  1. Provide accessories for each user, D shaped earpiece with inline mics are perfect.  Users will clip radios to their belt and use the speaker mic, this prevents them touching the radios itself unnecessarily. Using the accessories hands free is an excellent decision at most times but especially now.
  2. The shift ends and the radios need to be charged – instruct users to remove their personal accessories and keep to one side prior to placing the radios in the chargers.  Keep hand sanitizer near the charging station and ask users to sanitise their hands prior to removing the radios.
  3. Radios and accessories can be wiped down with isopropyl alcohol 70% minimum alcohol concentration.  -simply put the solution on a soft cloth and wipe over the radios – never apply directly to the radios – never use bleach of household spray or solvents on the radios this could degrade the plastic

Keeping radios clean and hygienic is a good practice even outside of a pandemic. Introducing these solutions now will instill good practice for the future.

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