Manufacturing facilities face unique challenges when it comes to communication in both critical situations and non-urgent matters. With employees in both office environments and warehouse environments to consider, manufacturing companies need a reliable communication system that can reach anyone, at any time, when necessary.
We’ll discuss what that kind of communication system can do for manufacturing organizations, as well as why Rave Mobile Safety is the best choice for manufacturers and corporations. To learn more about the communication and collaboration solutions we offer, schedule your demo today.
Reach your entire team during critical situations
Manufacturing companies face special challenges in that employees can work in an office setting, a factory or warehouse environment, or both. Shifts can vary around the clock, too. While it may be easy to contact office workers through phones or computers, employees on the factory floor may be harder to reach.
A mass notification system that can send messages to employees in a variety of ways is the answer. A multimodal, simultaneous messaging system can notify employees via text, email, voice calls, and desktop, but also through digital signage or public address systems.
In fact, that’s how Rave found a solution for a West Coast manufacturing company that needed to send critical messages to their entire team. After they adopted the Rave platform, this company was able to notify all employees when needed, but also segment messages to certain groups or populations based on location.
Prepare for emergencies
In our annual workplace safety and preparedness report in 2019, 48% of survey respondents said that they experienced severe weather events in the past year. Hurricanes, fires, tornados, and other weather events were the most common incidents in that year, but other emergencies included medical incidents, system outages, and cyber attacks.
Although 76% said that their employer has emergency plans for these situations, 40% reported that they had never had safety drills to practice responding to such events. It’s vital for employers to maintain safe working conditions for their teams by practicing safety drills and maintaining a safe work environment.
While running appropriate safety drills can prepare your organization for emergencies, you also need a tool that allows employees to access policies, procedures, and other helpful resources from a centralized location. Whether onsite or working remotely, employees may find an accessible platform like Rave Collaborate helpful in preparing for crises in the future.
Keep day-to-day operations running smoothly
When shifts need to be filled immediately, whether from a COVID-19 disruption or other reason, your manufacturing operations don’t have to come to a halt. A communication system that can also be used in non-urgent situations, like staffing shortages or shift changes, can keep day-to-day operations running smoothly.
A communication system with an automated polling feature can help managers easily fill shifts and keep the workday flowing with minimal disruptions. Polls can be hosted via text, email, or voice call.
While a polling feature is helpful for day-to-day tasks like covering shifts, it can also be used to check in on employees during an emergency, ensuring that you get an accurate headcount, and that you can also notify or help employees who need it most.
Build a safe and efficient manufacturing environment with Rave
A communication and collaboration tool that connects employees and managers in both emergency and non-emergency matters is the key to creating a secure, optimal manufacturing workplace. That’s why the Rave critical communication and collaboration platform is the leading choice for manufacturing companies and corporations.
Features and tools included in the Rave critical communication and collaboration platform allow manufacturing facilities to:
- Distribute important information in simultaneous, multimodal messages in just three clicks using Rave Alert, the leading FedRAMP-authorized mass notification system.
- Reach 9-1-1 teams and emergency personnel quickly when it’s needed most using Rave Panic Button, an emergency communication tool
- Stay compliant with Rave Collaborate, a user-friendly dashboard that allows users to assign tasks, share key compliance resources, and more
- Identify and communicate with people who need assistance during an emergency with Rave Prepare, an essential critical resource
Whether your teams are in-office or on the manufacturing floor, onsite or remote, you need a communication system that keeps employees informed, connected, and safe. Rave’s critical communication and collaboration platform is built for manufacturing facilities to improve employee safety, manage emergencies, and keep operations running smoothly.
To learn more about Rave’s prepackaged solutions for manufacturing and corporations, or to speak to someone about configuring a solutions package that works best for your organization, schedule a demo today.