A factory hire company has appointed Blackburn-based Vision Techniques to install an automatic braking system on the company’s fleet of 50 low-loaders.

Founded in 1972, Flannery Plant Hire operates across the UK and delivers over 3,500 plant units to customers via its delivery vehicles.

The company has partnered with Vision Techniques to improve fleet safety.

Using the BrakeSafe system designed and manufactured by Vision Techniques, Flannery’s fleet will have a fail-safe system that prevents shifting incidents by automatically applying the parking brake if the driver leaves the cab without doing so.

John Moran, director of Flannery Plant Hire, said: “Unfortunately 2022 has already seen approximately six displacement incidents, one of which resulted in the death of a HGV driver. Our business operates over 54,000 plant deliveries. factory rental equipment, so it is paramount that we operate safely.

“We partnered with Vision Techniques because they have been at the forefront of vehicle safety products, and we knew we could count on them to help us in our commitment to operating a very safe fleet. brake safety system is an important innovation that keeps our drivers and members of the public safe.”

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