Hills Follows Wiltshire Council With ISS Hard Disk Recording

2013-04-23 00:00:00

The latest Hard Disk Recording technology from Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS) has been specified by Hills Waste Solutions for its 13 strong fleet of RCV’s that carry out commercial waste and recycling collections in and around Wiltshire.

Steve Burns, Divisional Director, Hills Waste Solutions said: “We have been using reversing cameras for around 4 years and the number of accidents have reduced significantly. The new DVR systems from ISS are an excellent additional safety tool for drivers and provide a clear record of each vehicle’s operational movements which is very useful for staff training and service monitoring.”

The ISS system was recommended to Hills Waste Solutions by Wiltshire Council. In 1996 Hills Waste Solutions signed an agreement with the then Wiltshire County Council to handle its municipal waste. Initially Hills took responsibility for Household Recycling Centres and later for kerbside collections. The company also runs Materials Recycling Facilities, transfer stations, waste treatment facilities and landfill sites in the area.

Ian McKinnon, Transport Officer, Environment Services Fleet, Wiltshire Council said: “We trialled the ISS system a couple of years ago on the kerbside recycling vehicles that are operated by Hills as part of their waste management contract with the council. Due to efficiency of the products and the longer warranty period we decided to convert to ISS from our previous supplier. Since then we have installed ISS DVR systems and reversing radars to around 30 vehicles. The service from ISS is first class especially as they also maintain equipment installed by a previous supplier so we have one contact for all our vehicle safety needs.”

In 2011 Hills achieved diverting 1 million tonnes of waste away from landfill across Wiltshire and is currently commissioning Wiltshire’s first mechanical biological treatment plant (MBT) - The Northacre Resource Recovery Centre, a state of the art waste treatment facility at Westbury that is due to open in September.

Coventry-based ISS provides a one-stop shop for the design, supply, installation and maintenance of vehicle safety and visibility technology, and is well known for providing market-leading products. Wiltshire Council have opted for the best selling RX2 DVR system, which comes with free mapping software and provides additional vehicle data such as speed, brakes indicators and G forces.

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