Hardstaff Barriers has installed the latest safety technology on two new HGVs ensuring that its entire fleet is as safe and efficient as can be.
Hardstaff had been due to purchase two brand new DAF CF FTG 480 6X2 trucks prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, but the vehicles were delayed as a result of lockdown.
Instead, the company, which holds FORS Gold status and is committed to road safety, paid to install the technology on two leased lorries until its new permanent vehicles arrive at the end of the year.
FORS Gold is only awarded to exceptional operators that have met exacting targets. FORS encompasses all aspects of safety, efficiency, and environmental protection by encouraging and training fleet operators to measure, monitor and improve performance
Hardstaff is a multi-award winning manufacturer and supplier of roadside safety barriers and perimeter security systems and is also the appointed contractor for the UK Government’s National Barrier Asset (NBA) framework.
Now all of the company’s vehicles have all-round driver vision cameras giving the driver full visibility around the vehicle and inbuilt recording systems that can be used to capture incidents.
Each vehicle has also been fitted with front and rear flashing LED lights, high level 360 degree beacons and rear cab chevrons, which are compliant with Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual.
The additional safety lighting and markings give the vehicles maximum presence during activity on highways and construction sites.
Left-hand audible warnings also ensure that cyclists and pedestrians, who could be situated in the driver’s blind spot, are aware that the vehicle is turning left.
Hardstaff needed to increase its fleet of delivery vehicles to cope with the increasing demand for its range of safety barrier systems.
Wes Baker, Fleet and Operational Support Manager at Hardstaff Barriers, said: “We strive for the highest standards in safety and ensure that all of our vehicles are as safe and efficient as they can be.
“This reassures our contractors and employees of our commitment to safety and new technologies.
“Even though we only have the two latest additions to our fleet for a short time, while we await our brand new HGVs, we wanted to ensure that all of our vehicles are fitted with the best safety technology and features.