Caerphilly County Borough Council is helping to protect the public purse by fitting CCTV Hard Disk Recording systems to its waste collection fleet. The 360° cameras are able to record all around the vehicle and the footage can be used to defend false claims against the authority .
Carl Dallimore, Fleet Driver Trainer said: “When we first had the equipment fitted 12 months ago the drivers weren’t convinced and thought it was a Big Brother approach to monitoring their work. However, since then they have had a complete change of heart and don’t want to do without the cameras now! They have seen for themselves how the recorded footage has protected them against false allegations about their behavior or driving.”
Approximately 28 RCV’s that comprise Caerphilly CBC’s waste and recycling fleet have been fitted with either the RX2 and more recently the RX3 Hard Disk Recording system, provided by vehicle safety technology experts, Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS).
Gavin Thoday, Director, ISS said: “Our four-camera recording system offers 360° visibility and state of the art features that provide an accurate record of exactly what has occurred at any point during a vehicle’s operation. We provide mapping software so that customers can see exactly where each vehicle is, what operation is being performed and even vehicle data such as speed and brakes indicators. This information is crucial for the proper investigation of accidents or incidents for which insurance claims being made against the authority.”
In addition to the Hard Disk Recording helping to protect staff against false claims made against them the cameras have also proven that the authority is not responsible for reported damage to cars and property in every one of the last 22 cases.
Continued Carl: “Whilst it is difficult to put an exact cost on how much these claims might have cost us, had we not been able to disprove them, it is safe to say that we have saved the tax payer a significant amount of money and more than paid for the cost of the equipment in only one year of operation.”
ISS designs, installs and maintains its own range of vehicle safety and lighting equipment such as reversing radars, CCTV camera systems, Hard Disk Recording, bespoke warning beacons and LED lighting. The company’s latest innovation, Cyclear® is the first cyclist safety warning device designed specifically for HGV’s and is being readily adopted by local authorities and private waste operators in the UK.
ENDS. July 2015
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Notes to Editors
Innovative Safety Systems Ltd was established to provide a one-stop shop for vehicle safety equipment supply, maintenance and service. ISS operates in a wide range of sectors including waste management, passenger transport, haulage and emergency services. With over 30 years combined experience in the waste management, recycling and CCTV sectors, the team at ISS are experts in all areas of vehicle safety technology. ISS supplies the highest quality, most robust products available in the market place, and offers a nationwide repair and maintenance service including a two-hour call-out option.
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