Safer driving in the workplace

With an estimated 5000+ accidents every year involving transport on large industrial and workplace sites, the HSE has recommended the introduction of suitable speed limits on large industrial and workplace sites to limit the possibility and severity of accidents. Vehicle-activated signs are an effective, high visibility solution to encourage and promote good driving.

Large commercial sites, industrial and research parks and warehousing and logistics sites all pose their own particular risks. For the general public, speed is also an important issue for educational facilities, retail parks, car parks and other similar areas.

If you’re responsible for any of these types of premises, or anywhere else that vehicles are moving around, you have a legal duty to ensure the health and safety of not only your employees but to also protect the public in facilities open for general access.

Activated by an internally-mounted radar, vehicle activated (VAS) signs provide a dynamic way to remind motorists of the need for extra caution.

Available in a range of sizes and shapes, Messagemaker VAS signs are more impactful than static signs. Maximum speed warnings or symbols can be combined with personalised messages, including ‘SLOW DOWN’ or a thank you or smiley face to reward responsible driving.

Flashing yellow warning indictors, speed cameras, turn ahead and other special layouts are available on request. The unit’s in-built programming functionality allows speed limits to be set to activate as required, for added flexibility.

The Messagemaker VAS range is built for reliability, with a durable vandal resistant all-weather lockable outer case. Slimline LED technology allows for mounting on existing power/lighting columns, with the option of a solar powered unit for those looking for an environmentally friendly or remote solution.

Offered as standard as a 300mm diameter roundel, Messagemaker speed signs can also be supplied in a range of additional sizes up to 900mm in diameter. Manufactured and approved for use in the UK, the range is backed by full technical advice and support.

For information on Messagemaker’s vehicle activated speed signs, contact us on 0800 170 7780 or visit http://www.messagemaker.co.uk/electronic-speed-signs

More information on HSE Guidelines is available at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/workplacetransport/factsheets/speed.htm

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For press information and high resolution images, please contact Charmaine Kimpton at Shere Marketing on 01483 203010/ 07414 749973 or email ckimpton@sheremarketing.co.uk

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