Bosses say a factor in the policy’s success is an innovative reversing radar system from vehicle specialist Vision Techniques.
Designed for vehicles in any industry, the revolutionary ‘VMS Reversing Radar’ warns drivers about reversing dangers – and actually applies the brakes itself if the warning signals are ignored.
It also enables users to set the radius in which the alarm goes off in – eradicating false alarms.
The blue chip company has been fitting Vision Techniques’ vehicle safety equipment to its quarry site vehicles for 15 years.
Currently, all the company’s loading shovels are fitted with VMS and all dump trucks are fitted with Sensor Vision – another Vision Techniques radar system.
Owing to the innovative systems provided by Vision Techniques, reversing accidents have become few and far between at the company.
A spokesman for the company, said: “The systems installed by Vision Techniques’ systems have dramatically improved the safety of our vehicles.
“Reversing collisions are no longer an issue because of VMS and Sensor Vision.
“The innovative system also minimises false alarms.”
Andrew Kendal, of Vision Techniques, said: “There are endless dangerous scenarios which VMS reversing radar can prevent. It is a flexible solution to many vehicle safety and security fleet management issues.”
The ingenious system detects the speed and direction of the vehicle and detects oncoming objects – only alarming when the vehicle gets too close to the object.
VMS radar is such a success that it used by many major organisations, including ERM, Scottish Coal, and Cemex.