Eurovia Specialist Treatments
Eurovia Specialist Treatments is a national highway specialist road resurfacing contractor, who work in close collaboration with local authorities on their road network projects. They are responsible for improving over 50.000 km of the UK’s highways network and are specialists in highway services across the largest, dedicated, highways portfolio within the UK.
The company’s purpose is “To make a positive contribution to the UK’s infrastructure whilst being safe, sustainable and profitable for all.” Their values are widely recognised by their employees and customers alike. Following a serious rollaway incident, Paul Goosey – Managing Director of Production identified the need to develop a safety strategy to combat these types of incidents.
The strategic objective was to remove the risk of rollaway incidents for the business, reduce the potential risk of serious harm to their employees and to continuously improve their operations. They identified that vehicle technology continues to improve and providing additional tools within their vehicles to protect their employees and the members of the public were key in their decision making.
Vision Techniques worked closely with Eurovia to identify the specific needs of the business. After close consultation with the team, our VT BRAKESAFE product was identified as the solution. The system automatically activates if the driver forgets to apply the handbrake and attempts to leave the cab. We have all done it, we are only human, however, when this happens on a large vehicle the consequences are not worth thinking about. This failsafe system activated even when the ignition is off – completely removing the risk of rollaways. The system is completely automatic, the driver does not have to press, look or interact with the system whilst driving and if the system is activated an audible alarm will sound to alert the crew.
Eurovia needed a solution that could be retro- fitted to their existing fleet, cleverley designed VT BRAKESAFE makes an instant enhancement to vehicles’ operational safety for almost every type of vehicle with very little downtime. After seeing the award winning VT BRAKESAFE in action, Eurovia decided to fit the innovation to all of their commercial fleets and has provided a significant improvement in the safety measures installed within their vehicles. The installation has and continues to provide improved safety to drivers and the public when working on the highway network.