Vision Techniques to deliver safety technology to fleet of 50 HGVs

Blackburn-based Vision Techniques has been appointed to install an automatic braking system to a fleet of 50 HGV low loaders.

Flannery Plant Hire, which operates across the UK and provides more than 3,500 units of plant delivered by its in-house fleet, has called upon Vision to enhance vehicle safety by installing its innovative failsafe technology.

Vision Techniques has designed and manufactures the BrakeSafe system which prevents rollaway incidents by automatically applying the parking brake if the driver leaves the cab without doing so.

John Moran, director of Flannery Plant Hire, said: "Unfortunately, 2022 has already seen approximately six rollaway incidents, one of which has led to an HGV driver's death. Our business operates more than 54,000 deliveries of plant hire equipment, so it's paramount we're operating safely.

"We partnered with Vision Techniques because they've been the vanguard for vehicle safety products, and we knew we could rely on them to help us with our commitment to operating a very safe fleet. The brakesafe system is an important innovation that keeps our drivers and members of the public safe."