CON-SPACE Communications of Richmond, British Columbia (Canada) has received an initial order, worth over $175,000 (CAD) from the US Navy for the supply of Confined Space/Gas Free Communications Kits configured specifically for the Navy.
A number of these initial systems are destined for US Naval training facilities throughout the world to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel responsible for gas free (confined space) entry work. The safety of personnel working in hazardous locations onboard ships and at shore facilities is a top Navy priority. Naval Safety Regulations now state that there must be communication between the Safety Attendant and any confined space entrant(s) during work or rescue operations. Two-way radios are not appropriate in these situations due, in part, to a ship's steel construction which blocks the radio signals. CON-SPACE's unique equipment is designed to operate in such heavily shielded areas.
More information: CON-SPACE Communications Ltd.