Over the past 6 months Aqua have been adapting its already stringent and coherent transport and working policy’s to mirror the new FORS recognised systems of work and transport safety. We have altered our fleet of vehicles to incorporate FORS & Crossrail recognised safety equipment and have had drivers all drivers Crossrail inducted.
Lee Hynes, Key Systems Manager in charge of transport commented “for a fleet our size it was hard to lose drivers for a few days in order for them to visit the capital to be inducted, but we recognise the importance of having our drivers aware of the dangers when driving in and around London and other city’s where cyclists and other vulnerable road users are abundant. Being aware of other road users costs nothing, but can save lives”.
Aqua have already installed ProNav satellite navigation systems that run in conjunction with transport for London’s Lorry Control Scheme, they also alert drivers to cyclist hotspots giving them information not normally available.
Along with FORS, Aqua also employs the services of the FTA and work closely with VOSA and the DFT in order to maintain compliance of our policies and vehicles, to safeguard our staff and other road users.