New wire­less ac­ces­sory en­ables clear com­mu­ni­ca­tion in noisy en­vi­ron­ments

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PRODUCT WATCH -

THE NEW PELTOR- wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­tion ac­ces­sory from 3M in­cor­po­rates Blue­tooth wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy and is de­signed for use with the PELTOR X se­ries ear­muffs – avail­able from RS – to en­able com­mu­ni­ca­tion via a mo­bile phone.

The prod­uct of­fers nu­mer­ous ad­van­tages for those work­ing in haz­ardous noisy en­vi­ron­ments, en­abling clear hands-free com­mu­ni­ca­tion with­out com­pro­mis­ing safety. It al­lows work­ers to make and re­ceive im­por­tant calls with­out hav­ing to leave the site or re­move their hear­ing pro­tec­tion, and to com­mu­ni­cate via the sim­ple push of a but­ton with col­leagues also on site.

The PELTOR wire­less ac­ces­sory, which meets ingress pro­tec­tion rat­ing (IP54) for use in harsh en­vi­ron­ments, sim­ply snaps into place in be­tween the head­set and the ear­muff cush­ion of an X se­ries ear­muff. Key spec­i­fi­ca­tions in­clude: a noise­can­celling mi­cro­phone; one- but­ton oper­a­tion; talk/stream­ing time of ap­prox­i­mately eight hours; standby time of ap­prox­i­mately 250h; and charg­ing time of ap­prox­i­mately three hours.

Noise in­duced hear­ing dam­age is ir­re­versible and a real health con­cern in the mod­ern world, not only in the work­place but also in cer­tain leisure ac­tiv­i­ties such as mo­tor rac­ing and rock con­certs, for ex­am­ple. In recog­nis­ing this health haz­ard, hear­ing pro­tec­tors are now rede­fined as Harm­ful Noise un­der the new PPE Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2016/425 which came into force on 21 April 2018 and el­e­vated from cat­e­gory II to cat­e­gory III, the same level of high- risk cat­e­gori­sa­tion such as res­pi­ra­tory pro­tec­tion and fall pro­tec­tion. The new PPE Reg­u­la­tion out­lines the role of eco­nomic op­er­a­tors in­clud­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers and dis­trib­u­tors, for ex­am­ple, in help­ing en­sure the prod­ucts are con­tin­u­ously mon­i­tored for com­pli­ance.

Guid­ance on en­sur­ing hear­ing pro­tec­tion is fit for pur­pose can be found in 3M’s prod­uct doc­u­men­ta­tion.

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