Posts Tagged ‘brake’

Truck Hand Brake Alarm

February 15th, 2017 Comments off

Fatal Coupling Incident Prompts HSE Warning

The HSE has urged drivers and operators to take steps to prevent truck runaway incidents when coupling and uncoupling trailers.

The warning follows the case at Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court on 24 May when driver Anthony Steven Smith, of Porthcawl, was given a 12-week suspended prison sentence and a 12-month driving ban after admitting causing death by careless driving and a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act.
The case resulted from an incident when Smith was delivering materials to a roadwork site on the A21 in Kent. While coupling the tractor unit to a trailer, it rolled backwards into another vehicle, crushing 20-year-old road worker Dale Pentney and causing fatal head injuries.
A joint investigation by Kent Police and the HSE found that Smith failed to apply the parking brake of the tractor before he left it and that he also failed to follow recognised industry coupling procedures.
An HSE spokesman said: “This was a tragic and avoidable accident and HSE’s sympathies are extended to the Pentney family. Sadly, it shows how dangerous situations can develop quickly.
“These coupling and uncoupling incidents – known as ‘runaways’ or ‘rollaways’ – are all too common.
“Many vehicles are fitted with visual and audible parking brake warning alarms, and if they are not fitted, hauliers should consider retrofitting them to their tractor units as the HSE considers it reasonably practicable to do so. These alarms must never be ignored.
“Drivers must ensure they correctly apply the tractor unit parking brake before exiting the cab and then follow safe decoupling and coupling procedures.”
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Audible warning: on attempt to exit if the park brake is not applied
Distinctive warning – avoids confusion
Handbrake silence: once activated can only be silenced by applying the park brake
Ease of fitting
Warning decal: reminds driver to apply park brake and instructs how to silence warning
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Bowmonk Printer Paper

August 14th, 2015 Comments off

Purchase Bowmonk Printer Rolls Via eBay

aide automotive have now added BrakeCheck Printer Rolls to our eBay listings to help with out of hours purchase requirements.

Our listing description is as per the below text.

Bowmonk BrakeCheck Paper Rolls for All Printers.

Supplied in Packs of 10, these Printer Paper Rolls are Thermal Paper.

aide automotive supply the BrakeCheck via eBay as well as a full BrakeCheck & Printer Kit.

BrakeCheck Printers can also be purchased separately on eBay.

Price are including VAT, we usually supply an invoice via email once dispatched.


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Bowmonk BrakeCheck Printer Paper Rolls

Brake Efficiency Tester

March 5th, 2013 Comments off

aide automotives Brake Efficiency Tester BrakeCheck is the ideal way to test vehicle brakes.

VOSA are continually advising operators, commercial repairers and in house workshops to complete regular inspection sheet brake test.

Being electronic there is a much higher accuracy and additional information such as average deceleration, a left/right pull measurement, speed at braking and stopping distance. All tests are time and date stamped.

BrakeCheck can be used and is accepted by VOSA for many vehicles, in the commercial sector VOSA approve BrakeCheck for testing all commercial type vehicles on every inspection. Within the MOT centre this device is used as back up to the roller tester but used in principal on 4×4 vehicles.

Gary Moir of MSK Waste said ” Using a Brake Efficiceny Tester such as a BrakeCheck has saved this company hundreds of pounds as taking vehicles to rollers testers for an inspection brake test is unecessary.”

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Brake Efficiency Tester

Brake Tester Uisng Brake Efficiency to Report On Truck Brakes