More councils are using Airwave to cuts costs by co-coordinating time better and using resources more effectively. A key feature is that they no longer need to form a control room to co-ordinate communications and activity.
Using the Airwave service, council officials can now talk to each other as well as liaise more easily with other agencies such as the police. This means fewer people need to attend the scene in order to manage planned and unplanned operations. The result is a better use of time and resources, and cost savings, as local authorities do not need to form a control room to co-ordinate communications and activity.
Where there was previously a reliance on mobile phones, the Airwave service provides a near-instant communication and can involve many colleagues or other agencies such as the police.
David Sangster, Director of UK Services at Airwave, said: “Local authorities are having to balance the need to manage costs while delivering high quality public services. This means working smarter and managing precious resources more effectively. Airwave is now working with over 130 local authorities, helping them to co-ordinate their teams during routine and non-routine incidents, as well as to liaise more closely with other Airwave service users such as the police.”