Communication for safety and efficiency at water treatment plant

SafetyNet software provides a complete solution for handling two-way radio communications and alerts and monitoring the location of workers indoors and outside at a major water treatment plant, improving communication, safety and efficiency.


PMR Products client was tasked with providing communication and worker safety at a site covering more than 15 acres and incorporating a Victorian pump house, modern blocks housing processing areas, decommissioned sand beds and smaller ancillary buildings, replacing a legacy system of analogue radios, mobiles and pagers.


The streamlined solution provided makes use of Bluetooth beacons and GPS technology and Hytera two-way radios, which work with both technologies to provide coverage both indoors and outside

Location Monitoring and Communication

In the control room SafetyNet software monitors three key elements:

  1. The location of two-way radios users inside covered by Bluetooth beacons is shown on schematics of the building, with an icon for each radio tracking movement
  2. The location of two-way radio users covered by GPS are shown on a map of the site
  3. The communications enables control room staff to communicate with radio users, either one-to-many or as private calls, and to manage Lone Worker and Man Down alerts from radios, which provide for worker safety.

A full telephone interconnect allows radio users to make and receive telephone calls effectively making the onsite radios system a very powerful extension to the mobile telephone network

Alarm Handling

The water treatment works is a complex operation, and the control centre handles in the region of 1500 alerts a day from BMS and SCADA systems and the two-way radio users. Integrating the Hytera digital radios with SafetyNet software allows operatives to receive SCADA and BMS alerts direct to their two-way radio wherever they are on site so has freed them from the control room.

PMR Products has considerable experience in designing, installing and maintaining communication solutions. To discuss your requirements please get in touch