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How to better protect your fleet in wet weather this winter

Posted on 20th Dec, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

lorry in rain and high winds

Though we’re apparently unlikely to have a white Christmas this year, the winter weather can still create plenty of concern for HGV drivers and fleet managers, especially those in the municipal industry. HGVs are amongst the largest and heaviest vehicles on the road, which means the slippery conditions can quickly create problems, both for other road users and the drivers themselves. Thankfully, we’ve got several options amongst our range of vehicle safety products that have a proven track record of making life easier for drivers and fleet managers, offering increased physical safety and legal protection.

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Our top products to enhance the safety of your municipal fleet

Posted on 20th Dec, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

municipal fleet

While safety concerns tend to be applicable to HGVs across a wide range of industries, some are particularly acute within the municipal sector. Vehicles often have to maneuver within enclosed spaces, children out playing, and cyclists all pose safety concerns for drivers and fleet managers.Here at Vision Techniques, we’ve been dedicated to saving lives since 1988, and over the years we’ve developed a number of specialist products designed to alleviate concerns for drivers and fleet managers, helping eliminate the risk of accidents or serious injury in the course of their working day.

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How you can stop workplace deaths due to reversing vehicles

Posted on 20th Dec, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

How does a failsafe brake system work?

According to annual statistics by the British Health and Safety Executive, collisions with moving vehicles still accounts for a major cause of deaths in the workplace. Over the last 5 years, these sorts of accidents made up around 18% of fatal workplace injuries. This equates to roughly 26 people a year – or one every two weeks. Agriculture was the industry most notably affected by these accidents, but the municipal and waste management sectors can be particularly vulnerable to them too, given the strict schedules of their operations.

Here at Vision Techniques, our entire ethos is based upon our commitment to eliminating fatal accidents, which has been the driving force behind the development of our range of vehicle safety products. Certain products, such as our reversing radars, are regarded as practically essential equipment for municipal fleet operators, and their safety potential can be maximised by adhering to the following recommended workplace practices.

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Vision Techniques certified in Australasia

Posted on 29th Oct, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

The range of safety systems offered by Vision Techniques have been given certification to be installed to vehicles in Australasia, with LSM Technologies being the safety company’s partner for distribution in Australasia.

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What is National Road Victim Month all about?

Posted on 15th Aug, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

road victim

You might think you can guess the purpose of National Road Victim Month just from the name. Many would say it’s just about taking a moment to appreciate all the people who’ve been injured or killed in road traffic accidents. And while that’s great, that’s only one part of it. National Road Victim Month was created not just for remembrance, but also for action in the name of these victims, and taking steps to ensure that we stop as many others as we can from suffering the same tragic circumstances.

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Vision Techniques Doubles in Size with Expansion

Posted on 8th Aug, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

Vision Techniques Limited have taken the opportunity to expand their business premises on the back of a period of sustained growth. The new office space has been given a bespoke design to fit the unique services they currently offer and the new services that are currently in development.

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Vision Techniques gain more staff with growth

Posted on 20th Jul, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

The Blackburn based company has employed new key staff members in all areas of the business to consolidate its growth throughout 2018 and for the future.

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4 year-old child shows appreciation for careful HGV driver

Posted on 20th Jun, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

cycling

The relationship between HGV drivers and cyclists is famously fraught, so it’s fair to say that it’s relatively rare to find a positive news story about any interactions. Happily, a recent story involving four year-old Rhonda Jones has broken with that pattern, garnering a fantastic reaction amongst the general public in just a matter of hours. In this case, the driver’s brilliant sense of vehicle safety was rewarded by an enthusiastic reaction, helping to explain the clip’s extraordinary popularity!

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Key steps to maximising safety for cash-in-transit

Posted on 29th May, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

driver at wheel

Cash in transit is, by its very nature, a highly sensitive operation that demands high levels of awareness and alertness at all stages of the process, to minimise the chances of interference or intrusion from opportunistic thieves.

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Aggregate Industries astonished by Banksman Radar demonstration

Posted on 19th Apr, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

Vision Techniques were invited down to the Aggregate Industries Senior Leadership Conference to show the solution to reversing accidents, VT Banksman Auto Braking.

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