Weymouth and Portland choose ISS 'Robust' Vehicle Safety System

2010-04-01 00:00:00

Innovative Safety Systems (ISS) Ltd are celebrating their success in winning the contract to supply vehicle safety equipment to Weymouth & Portland’s new fleet of RCV’s.

ISS were chosen to supply the DVR hard-disk recording equipment, based on the quality and longevity of their products, and by offering the best long term package.

The six Olympus and two Elite 2 refuse vehicles from Dennis Eagle, procured by the council’s vehicle supply partner, Northampton-based SFS, as part of their ongoing fleet replacement programme, are being phased in over the next few months. All the vehicles will be fully operational by the end July.

David Bowyer, Waste & Depot Manager, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council said: “We want to protect our staff and help them to work safely, to reduce the occurrence of accidents and incidents. This equipment enables us to maintain the highest standards of working practice and safeguard our crew, as well as save time and money in the case of insurance claims. SFS’s knowledge and expertise in this arena has been invaluable in helping us make the right choice of supplier and we were impressed with the robustness of the ISS package.”

ISS Ltd is based in Lutterworth, Leicestershire and was set up in 2009 by co-directors, Gavin Thoday and Nicola Thomas, to provide a one-stop shop for vehicle safety equipment supply, maintenance and service. The team has over 30 years combined experience in the waste, recycling and CCTV sectors, and provides an extensive range of vehicle safety products, including DVR systems, reversing radar and warning lights.

Gavin Thoday, director of ISS said: “We are really pleased that Weymouth & Portland and SFS have chosen to work with us. Our aim is to provide a quality of service and product that also offers the best value for our customers. We manage every aspect of the installation of our equipment to make sure that it is perfectly integrated with the design and operation of each refuse vehicle; and we provide proper protection for the technology so that it’s less prone to damage and built to last.”

SFS, a leading UK vehicle and plant supplier to the public sector, started working with Weymouth & Portland in 2005 and were subsequently awarded a seven year extension to that contract, forming a partnership until 2016.

Bob Sweetland, Managing Director, SFS Ltd said: “We worked closely with Weymouth & Portland on this contract, to make sure that all their requirements and specifications were met with their new fleet. We specialise in providing complete solutions, including the latest vehicle safety technology. ISS impressed us by presenting an excellent all-round, long term package that best suited our client’s requirements.”


Notes to Editors

About ISS

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.

For more information about ISS visit or tel: 01455 55 72 74

About SFS

SFS is one of the UK’s leading specialists in the supply of vehicles and plant on long-term contract hire to central and local government. In addition to its hire and plant fleet that exceeds some 1700 vehicles, increasingly SFS also manages the servicing, maintenance and repair aspects of fleet management.

For more information about SFS visit