ATS EUROMASTER CHAMPIONS WHEEL SECURITY WITH TRAINING DVD
ATS Euromaster is championing wheel security with the release of a specialised training DVD designed to demonstrate the best practice in wheel security, illustrating the correct procedures for preparing, removing, inspecting and fitting the most common types of commercial vehicle wheels.
The DVD is being utilised as a valuable interactive learning tool within specific ATS Euromaster technician training courses, which help to ensure consistency in knowledge and skills nationwide. To illustrate the danger of wheel loss it features footage of a stationary vehicle being struck by a truck tyre at 40 mph, resulting in considerable damage.
The DVD demonstrates the 15 steps to go through to correctly replace a wheel, emphasising that correct procedures avoid damage to vehicles, downtime, missed loads, prohibition notices, operating license penalties, damage to property, possibility of criminal prosecution, personal injury, and even death.
“It’s one thing to say that correct re-torque procedures are crucial after a new tyre has been fitted,” says Peter Fairlie, Group Sales Director at ATS Euromaster. “But this DVD helps us demonstrate the real dangers of not following procedures, on the road. In addition, the DVD forms an integral part of our ‘Safe by Choice’ programme, designed to make safety a personal choice for every member of staff. The key message is that if our technicians do find any abnormality, they should act on it. And they do.”
ATS Euromaster is rolling out the DVD over its commercial, car and van network, covering more than 2,000 employees including centre operations managers and technicians nationwide.
About ATS Euromaster
ATS Euromaster is part of the Euromaster Group, which operates in fifteen European countries with 10,700 employees in more than 1,800 service centres. Established in the UK since 1961, ATS Euromaster has 368 service centres (comprising a mixture of retail, comprehensive and truck sites), approximately 1,000 mobile service vans and employs over 2,680 people, providing national coverage of the UK. It is the largest comprehensive tyre distributor supplying tyres for everything from cars and vans to trucks, coaches, forklifts, agricultural tractors and even construction plant. In 2010 ATS Euromaster became the first national tyre expert to be accredited by both SAFEContractor and the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS). The company’s technicians are amongst the most highly trained in the fast-fit industry, offering a comprehensive range of products and services including tyres, fleet inspections, nitrogen inflation, brakes, batteries, shock absorbers, oil, exhausts, fault diagnostics, air-conditioning servicing and MOT testing. Further information is available from www.atseuromaster.co.uk
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