Many companies with larger industrial operations, or open work sites where workers may not be visible at all times, employ a radio communications systems to facilitate safe work. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), licensed employers, not operators, are fully responsible for the actions of personnel who operate radio systems. The FCC is the agency that regulates the allocation and use of the electromagnetic frequency spectrum in the United States. Because the FCC holds the licensed employer responsible for all operator actions, workers must ensure they comply with all of the organization’s rules and operating procedures.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
Identify why radio operator training is required
Recognize key operator responsibilities
Identify how to prioritize messages
Recognize approved and prohibited message content
Identify proper procedures for calling and acknowledging radio messages