Posted on 23rd Aug, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
A rollaway in London city centre involving a London double-decker bus could have been prevented with new technology that automatically applies the handbrake.
Posted on 31st Jul, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
The past twelve months have seen a huge amount of facts which make for grim reading. Even with nationwide growth in venture schemes like FORS and CLOCS the amount of accidents involving vulnerable road users has not been majorly affected.
In fact, this week the HSE released statistics showing a 100% increase in accidents within the municipal sector with the amount of fatalities doubling this year in comparison to 2016.
However, preventable fatalities are not the only problem; businesses and government-funded councils continue to be fined for negligence and failing to provide the correct basic standards in site and vehicle safety.
Recently, a well-known commercial company was fined £1.9 million for an accident that happened with a worker due to operator error.
A industry recognised transport firm was also fined £500,000 after their vehicle banksman operator was crushed between two lorries, killing the employee.
Fortunately incidents involving vehicles – either when on or off site – can easily be prevented.
Vision Techniques are the only provider of VT Banksman – the only reversing radar in the UK that will automatically apply the handbrake if a hazard – such as a person or a vehicle – gets too close to the rear of the vehicle – preventing an accident or even fatal incident.
Our Auto-braking Banksman is one of a catalogue of safety systems that will save lives and prevent huge court claims. Contact us today on 01254 679717 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on 21st Jul, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
Our VT Banksman reversing vehicle radar is one of our most renowned products we stock here at Vision Techniques. It’s even gained formal recognition from the Health and Safety Executive, Britain’s foremost safety authority, as an effective, cost-efficient reversing warning system. In this week’s blog, we’ll be looking at its advantages and capabilities, and how can it help a number of HGV industries.
Posted on 29th Jun, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
Forgetting the simplest of things can cause the biggest of problems. If a driver forgets to apply the handbrake when leaving the vehicle, events like this can be the result. This incident could have been prevented with BrakeSafe
Posted on 19th Jun, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
Reversing cameras – also known as rear view cameras – were once regarded as a luxury addition to private vehicles, available to only the wealthiest of owners. Fast forward to today, however, and they’re used across a range of industries and with a variety of applications (for example, not only can they make parking easier, but also constantly record from a vehicle’s rear while on the road, guarding against any accidents). This week, we examine how these devices went from a novelty addition to an essential safety feature.
Posted on 8th Jun, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
At Vision Techniques, we’re firm believers in the power of vehicle monitoring systems to protect fleet owners and operators from litigation. This point has been comprehensively demonstrated in a recent event to hit the news, in which a roadside assistance firm found one of their drivers involved in a dual-carriageway collision. In this case, the on-board recording equipment captured the incident in its entirety, conclusively proving the driver was not at fault and saving the company thousands of pounds in repair and legal costs.
Posted on 16th May, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
Following on from the successful Safety Roadshow 2016, Vision Techniques will be doing more Safety Days in 2017. The first one of 2017 is taking place at the Thruxton Motorsport Centre on 15th June.
Posted on 18th Apr, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
Crash for cash schemes are still a big problem on Britain’s roads, estimated to account for almost half of motor insurance fraud. The term refers to when criminals deliberately engineer a crash in order to claim on an innocent motorist’s insurance. HGV drivers have been amongst those regularly targeted in crash for cash schemes, partially due to their increased stopping distance. So, how can you avoid becoming a victim?
Posted on 4th Apr, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
Vision Techniques will be attending the CV Show again this year and for the first time ever will have a vehicle on stand demonstrating all of their systems. They will be on stand 4H76 with BrakeSafe, TurnAware, and VT Record being highlighted this year.
Posted on 24th Mar, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
Laws and regulations on HGVs are changing all the time. There are a number of reasons for this – foremost amongst them is a need to consistently reflect high standards of safety, not just for HGV drivers but also the road users around them. Sometimes these changes have been implemented over a period, whereas others have been introduced in direct response to disasters on our roads. This week, we’re taking a moment to look at some of the lessons we’ve learned from HGV accidents.