Time is closing in fast for ships to have a minimum of two, two-way portable radios for each fire party for fire-fighter’s communication on board under IMO SOLAS Regulation II-2/10. These radios need to be explosion-proof type or intrinsically safe. All ships constructed before 1st July 2018 and afterwards are required to comply with the requirements of the amendment no later than the first survey after 1st July 2018.
Where Do I Get an Explosion-Proof Type or Intrinsically Safe Handheld Two-Way Radio?
RWB Communication provides two solutions of ATEX approved radios that meet the Class 1 & Class 2 specifications:
The IC-M87 ATEX version conforms to the 94/9/EC ATEX Directive. This version is suitable for use in hazardous areas on land and at sea such as oil rigs, petrol tankers, etc. This version has a built-in voice scrambler with 32 codes for private transmission. The IC-M87 meets the needs of business and industry users who need a waterproof marine radio and simple PMR radio.
This ATEX approved IC-M87 transceiver offers safety approved 2-way communication preventing explosion and fire hazard in specified hazardous areas.
The IC-F3202DEX/F4202DEX ATEX digital two-way radio series meets IEC Ex/ATEX based I/S specifications for the oil, mining and chemical industries. In dPMR digital format the IC-F3202DEX/F4202DEX ATEX Digital Series provides basic conventional operation as well as a dPMR Mode 2 multi-site radio system. The radio also features lone worker and man down functions which automatically send an emergency signal should a worker be in trouble, an extra consideration for those looking for a complete ATEX health and safety solution.