Cyclear™, Caution Worker Boards and Reversing Radar from vehicle safety technology company Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS) are being installed to waste and recycling vehicles belonging to Amey, one of the UK’s leading public service providers.
Amey has 12 Refuse Collection Vehicles (RCV’s) operating in Dartford that are already fully equipped with ISS safety equipment and the company is specifying the same equipment for its latest proposed order of 70 new RCV’s due to work in locations nationwide.
Michael Wilmshurst, Amey Fleet Procurement Manager said: “Health and safety is really important to us so making sure our staff and vehicles are equipped with the best safety equipment is a priority. Our investment in innovative technology, such as Cyclear, is an important part of helping to protect our people and the communities we serve.”
The Cyclear™ warning display system can be fitted to a wide range of HGV’s to alert cyclists and other vulnerable road users when a vehicle is planning to turn left, a manoeuvre that is a major cause of cycling injury across the UK.
Oliver Hoadley, UK Sales Manager, ISS said: “Amey have tried and tested Cyclear along with other safety equipment from our portfolio and the decision to adopt our kit for their new fleet is great news. We are delighted that they are showing this level of commitment to the safety of their crews and the public.”
ISS designs, supplies and maintains vehicle safety and efficiency equipment, most of which is manufactured here in the UK. Its product range includes vehicle CCTV, Hard Disk Recording, Remote Footage Download Systems, reversing radar, fuel saving modules, vehicle-tracking systems, LED lighting and warning beacons.
Cyclear™ works in stages. A left hand indication from the driver triggers an internationally recognised sign on the rear of the vehicle to illuminate along with an audible “Caution Vehicle Turning Left” sounded to alert cyclists and pedestrians of the driver’s intended left turn. At the same time an intelligent sensor system mounted along the nearside of the vehicle will alert the driver if a cyclist chooses to undertake the vehicle into their blind spot.
For further information about Cyclear™ or other ISS products and services tel:02476 442699 or visit www.iss-international.co.uk.