February 2014

  1. Kenwood Two-Way Radios

    Have you considered your communication methods lately? A lot of tower climbers just yell up and down the cell tower, but that’s really not a great way to do it. Or, if you’re on a large site, you may be wasting a lot of time walking back and forth trying to find people. Plus, we’ve got some deals on them right now, too.

     

    Kenwood ProTalk Two-Way Radio Rebate

     

    Two way radios solve both of those problems, plus many more. Obviously they’re not the newest or fanciest technology. But there have been many improvements that make them more functional and more reliable. Not to mention easier to use.

     

    The latest two way radios from Kenwood are our favorites. The TK-3400U4P is a fantastic professional grade radio. It’s one of their ProTalk radios, which means it’s packed with features and durability. Also, it’s weather sealed so you won’t have to worry about shielding it so it doesn’t bust in a little bit of rain.

     

    The newest radio coming from Kenwood is the PKT-23. It might be a little smaller than others around it, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t pack a punch. It meets 11 military specs, while only weighing 3.9 oz. That’s how much a deck of cards weighs! It’s versatile, strong, and small.

     

    Now… outfitting an entire crew can be a pretty hefty up-front expense. But trust us, the return on investment is huge. Consider how being able to instantly communicate with your workers, hassle free, could increase productivity. You won’t have to yell up and down the tower, search for people on a jobsite, or hope people hear a page in a loud facility. All these problems can be eliminated with a quick chirp on your radio.

     

    Head over to our radio section to see our selection of two way radios from Kenwood and Motorola. Also, take a look at our radio overview videos. If you need some more info, give us a call or chat us online and we can help you out!

  2. Job Site Banners

    OSHA Logo - GME Supply

     

    OSHA has strict rules pertaining to many things on a job site. Some are complicated and difficult to follow, others are very simple. One thing required for all jobsites is proper signage.

     

    All signs and symbols have to be visible at all times when work is being performed. And they’re not just for employees, if there are any visitors on the site or any public near, they need to be properly warned any dangers that may be present.

     

    For the Tower Climbing industry, the main signs that are important fit into two categories: Danger and Caution.

    Danger

    These signs indicate immediate danger. They show that special precautions are necessary. Examples are “Construction area, hard hat required” or “Falling Material.” When a worker saw these signs they would immediately become aware of any present danger and they’d know how to protect themselves.

    Caution

    These signs warn against potential hazards or the advice caution against unsafe practices. Examples of caution signs would be: “Watch out for trucks” or “Radio frequency hazard.” These signs don’t necessarily say a hazard is present, but rather that there is a potential for a hazard to arise.

    Tower Climbing Safety Banner - GME Supply

    Now… the list of required signs can get quite lengthy. And a bunch of signs will add up in costs. That’s where our Job Site Safety Banners come in. We’ve put together complete banners that include all of the most common signs for both the tower climbing and general construction industries. Now you won’t have to waste time with ordering each sign individually, and you won’t have to figure out how to display individual signs at your job site. The banner is simple to hang, so you’re in compliance right away.

     

    Plus it’s easy to move to a new site, and you won't have to worry about it falling apart. These banners are made of Extra-Heavy Duty Duratex 13oz. PVC material. And they have reinforced grommets for convenient hanging.

     

    You can also customize banners for your company. The Custom Logo banners have a spot for your company’s logo in the corner, so it’s clear whose turf you’re on. Simply include your logo when you add the product to the shopping cart online, or email it to the representative after you get off the phone, and we’ll take care of making sure the logo looks great on the banner.

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