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Banksman wins highest accolade

Posted on 17th Apr, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

Our partnership with Aggregate Industries has achieved the highest accolade, winning a Highways England Award for its pioneering auto-braking system that’s set to transform road worker safety. As the overall winner in the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Safety category, Banksman Autobraking was commended for its potential to drive improvements in behavioural safety culture and raise safety performance in the highways sector.

Banksman works to eliminate vehicle collisions by utilising an Auto-braking Radar System linked to a forward-facing/rear camera detection system. It uses low-energy microwaves emitted from the vehicle to automatically activate the vehicle’s braking system if anything is detected within a defined exclusion zone.

Banksman Autobraking

The system alerts the driver and when integrated with VT cameras and DVR, sends a downloadable video footage clip of the exclusion zone to a designated person as soon as the auto-braking system is activated or deactivated. This enables the designated person to gain an immediate real-time assessment of the scenario. The footage can also be used for investigative and training purposes, to support workforce engagement and improve behavioural safety culture. Since its installation, there have been zero reversing incidents reported on sites where Banksman has been deployed. Aggregate Industries, Vision Techniques, Bomag and CRH Plant collaboratively developed the innovative technology, working alongside DE Plant and Munihire who have been instrumental in supporting to share the innovation across the industry.

Judges commented that Banksman Autobraking is something that would get real results in driving improvements in behavioural safety culture and tackling a known issue in highways industry safety performance.

Highways England award

In total, 23 safety initiatives were rewarded at the first Highways England Awards, which have been designed to recognise activities which further the company’s imperatives of safety, customer service and delivery.

Highways England award


Stephen Hurd MD at Vision Techniques Ltd, said: “Receiving this award is great recognition for the collaborative work that has gone into the development of Banksman Autobraking. We work tirelessly to ensure the safety of people, plant and vehicles, unfortunately incidents still happen. Therefore, Banksman Autobraking plays an important part in our customers health and safety policy. We aim to continue to share our successes with our peers to drive positive change across the industry.



Let’s Recycle live is coming soon

Posted on 16th Apr, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

Letsrecycle Live is a two-day exhibition and conference bringing the industry to life across two days of seminars, networking events and live demonstrations.

Taking place from 22-23 May 2019 in Stoneleigh, West Midlands the show consists of both indoor and outdoor spaces, seven different show areas, three conference theatres, three demonstration areas and a range of  off networking events including; Meet the Buyer, Women in Waste, Apprenticeship & Academia Hub, VIP lounge, the ‘Inn on the Green’ and white collar boxing.


Come and find us in the Truck in Action Arena, here you’ll see how the newest vehicles on the market can increase both the efficiency and safety of your operation. This is where you will see our Banksman Autobraking intelligent radar system in action. Come and talk to the team and watch Banksman from the purpose-built viewing area, find out why the system was the recent winner of the Highways England Chairman’s award for Excellence in Safety. The demonstrations will be kicking off over the 2 days at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Remember to put the times in your diary so you don’t miss out.


We will also be bringing the spirit of VT to the show as we sponsor the Inn On The Green, so after a hard days graft at the exhibition, we invite you to come and wind down, meet up in a positive and relaxed atmosphere with other of like-minded professionals. Well see you at the bar.


On the evening of the 22nd May Letsrecycle live is to host a white-collar charity boxing event, taking place on the evening between the two show days in aid of Child Bereavement UK. Our very own James Newhill will be stepping into the ring to raise money for the charity that supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
The work they do supports many families in continuing with their lives after this traumatic event and James hopes to do his bit by raising money to help them train more than 9,000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.

Letsrecycle live white collar boxing

If you have any spare pennies to help James raise as much money as possible please click on the link. Good luck James!!!

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Plantworx 2019

Posted on 11th Apr, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

Plantworx 2019

Are you ready for 3 days of live demos and innovations from some of the biggest names in the industry?

The show will take place from the 11th – 13th June 2019 on East of England Arena, Peterborough.

There’s a lot going on this year with exciting live demonstrations, innovative stands, working machinery and guest speaker slots from industry leaders.

We will be there with our fully loaded demo vehicle – kitted out with our innovative range of cameras, monitors, cyclist detection and braking systems and much more.

Get up close up and personal with our multi award-winning Banksman Auto braking system fitted onto a BOMAG 154 roller. Visit us on stand CD1 and see why Banksman was the winner of the Highways England Chairman’s award for excellence in safety.

We’re keeping a few things under our hats for the moment, but you can keep up-to-date via our social media channels.

It’s free to visit so get your tickets now!