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Fatalies are rising; fines are out-of-control

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