An increasing number of companies in the Recycling and Waste Management sector are investing in mobile safety systems to protect the public and their staff, according to one of the UK’s largest related equipment suppliers.
Bosses at Spillard Safety Systems believe the pick-up is down to clients wanting to ensure drivers of their vehicles aren’t susceptible to any blind spots when doing their jobs, alongside a growing desire to protect themselves against expensive legal cases when accidents happen.
Managing director, Peter Spillard explained: “Over the last 12 months we have supplied products that have been installed on vehicle fleets for utility companies, waste management specialists and recycling firms and they are already reporting fewer incidents and examples where our camera systems have proven they were not responsible for incidents.
This year, Spillard Safety Systems has been championing the removal of ‘blind spots’ in the commercial vehicle, construction, quarrying and now waste sectors for more than 25 years.
It currently supports over 100 different customers with the latest mobile safety equipment, while also working with various groups to educate them on the dangers of poor visibility.
One of the Wolverhampton-based company’s biggest success stories is reportedly its partnership with S&B Waste Management & Recycling.
What originally started as a test of one product has resulted in more than 25 vehicles being fitted with a range of Spillard solutions after productivity increased. Not only did S&B Waste perform more journeys for its customers, but money was also saved from fraudulent claims.
Spillard Safety Systems is due to unveil its new Optronics HD range of safety systems, including the Optronics Foresight system, at RWM Show at the NEC this month.
This will be the first official recycling and waste management appearance of its innovative solutions with High Definition capabilities, providing users with crystal clear vision and state-of-the-art recording capabilities.
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