Posts Tagged ‘Health and safety’

Automatic HGV Reversing Safety Braking System

December 10th, 2019 Comments off

HGV Reversing Safety System

Truck Reversing Auto Braking System – SonicStop

SonicStop Trailer & Truck Reversing System is a modern hi tech reversing aide for commercial rigid trucks and trailers

Attractive product for transport managers to improve health & safety standards.

Reversing is often the cause of vehicle damage or human injury. Fines have been issued to transport operators for employee injury and high costs in repairs for simple low speed reversing incidents. One incident in 2011 when an employee received crush injuries cost the UK transport operator a total of £15,000 in fines and costs.

BackStop / Sonic Stop automatically applies the brakes when an object such as a concrete pillar or a person becomes an obstruction, or is in close proximity to the rear of the vehicle.

BackStop / SonicStop can be retro fitted to any rigid truck or trailer by onsite service engineers or within body build specification.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or email

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HGV Reversing Safety System

Trailer & Truck Reversing System is a modern hi tech reversing aide

Hybrid Car Service Advice For All Vehicle Technicians

May 12th, 2016 Comments off

Hybrid Car Shut Down Process Film

Blue Print has published a film to demonstrate the hybrid shut down process on the Toyota Prius, Toyota Auris and Lexus CT200h models.

The brand warns that the de-energisation procedure must be carried out for your own safety.

Under no circumstances should you work on the high voltage system without the correct equipment and wearing the correct protective clothing, as you will be exposed to voltages in excess of 200V which can cause death or very serious injury.

See the Hybrid Car Service Guidance Film Here

An increasing number of independent garages are now able to service hybrid cars like the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius

More than 1,000 garages across the UK have received hybrid awareness courses from the Independent Garage Association. Most of the servicing is routine, but mechanics need training in how to cope with high voltage and safety systems before being allowed to work on hybrids.

aide automotive’s Hybrid Vehicle Service Tool Kit is ideal for servicing and general maintenance of Hybrid vehicles systems. At present this is the only kit of it’s kind for auto-servicing professionals, the Hybrid Vehicle Service & Test Tool Kit is the natural choice for small and large garage operations.

This cost effective kit offers quality 1000 Volt rated tools including a multi meter and CAT III 1000 Volt protective gloves.

Contact aide automotive to review or purchase your Hybrid Car Service & Test Tool Kit today! Call 0115 8456471


CAT III Electrical Protected Tools

Hybrid Vehicle Service Tool Kit is ideal for servicing and general maintenance of Hybrid vehicles systems.

Truck Fifth Wheel Lubrication Liner

March 1st, 2016 Comments off

Truck Fifth Wheel Covers

On average 30% of 5th wheel grease is wasted

Millions of pounds of grease are washed off 5th wheels in this country every year. This not only has a huge impact on the environment causing water pollution but is also extremely costly to haulage and logistic businesses.

During application a significant amount of grease is either dropped in the workshop or falls off onto the tractor unit making the tractor unit dirty, unsightly and uncomfortable to work in.

Greasy residue on surfaces and on the ground can prove hazardous during hitching and can cause individuals to slip on the ground and on the back of tractor units. This has considerable implications from a health and safety view point in and in particular from an employer’s liability perspective.

On average 30% of 5th wheel grease is wasted.

Truck Fifth Wheel Lubrication Liner have Heath & Safety benefits, with less oil and grease on the fifth wheel the likelihood of oil dripping onto a hot exhaust is virtually impossible, hence protecting against truck fire.

Many companies have fitted a Truck Lube Liner recently, David Craig Haulage in Berwick Upon Tweed completed a fleet fit of the Truck Fifth Wheel Lube Covers.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471


Fifth Wheel Lubrication Liner

On average 30% of Truck 5th wheel grease is wasted

Trailer Reversing System With Auto Braking

September 30th, 2014 Comments off

Truck & Trailer Auto Reverse & Braking System Prevents Crash Damage.

A lorry driver making deliveries to Marks & Spencer was left red-faced after tearing down part of a wall.

He became stuck reversing into the back of the Brighton store yesterday morning and struck the wall. When he moved forward again, it collapsed.

Bob Higham, who lives in Regent Hill, where the accident happened, claimed lorries caused numerous accidents in the area’s narrow streets and called for them to be banned from the city centre.

He said: “They don’t always knock walls down but there’s scrapes.

“I think big lorries like this should be banned. They should only allow smaller, fixed wheelbase vehicles in.”

Trailer Reversing System “BackStop” automatically applies the brakes when an object such as a concrete pillar or a person becomes an obstruction, or is in close proximity to the rear of the vehicle.

Trailer Reversing System “BackStop” activates when the vehicle is in reverse. Continuously monitoring at a distance up to 3m behind the vehicle, BackStop will automatically apply the brakes if any of the sensors detect an obstacle, leaving sufficient time for a person to move or the vehicle realigned.

Truck & Trailer BackStop can be retro fitted to any rigid truck or trailer by our onsite service engineers.

To review how Trailer Reversing System BackStop Systems could help your vehicles, contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or click on Reversing Radar System to read more and enquire.

Reversing Auto Braking System

Refuse Collection Vehicle Reversing System

Corporate Manslaughter for Coach Hire Company

December 17th, 2009 No comments

Two partners in 1-4-You Coaches of Burntwood, Staffordshire, have been jailed after the brakes failed on an elderly Bova Futura coach on Staxton Hill near Scarborough, causing it to hit a car, killing the car’s two occupants. Robert Ouhgton (53), who was driving the coach, was sentenced to five years and three months. His partner John Lote (61) was sentenced to three years. The accident happened in September 2008.

Oughton and Lote had both admitted manslaughter due to gross negligence at a previous hearing. Oughton also admitted causing death by dangerous driving.”

With reference to the outcome with 1-4-You coaches Matthew Burke of aide automotive says: “With latest corporate laws in the UK no business can afford to skip on maintenance or paper work.

aide automotive are always promoting good maintenance to bus and coach companies and with the BrakeCheck or EBS/ABS Sensor Tester these companies have affordable good test tools for brake testing and maintenance.

With regard to paper work aide automotive have simplified the system required for company owners and managers to advise employees and drivers what is required when driving on company business, Route Safe tells each driver daily to drive responsible and check the vehicle is road worthy.”


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First conviction for Corporate Manslaughter Act!

July 28th, 2009 No comments

The Corporate Manslaughter Act’s first charge happened in April this year, a director was charged with manslaughter after not taking due care. This man could possibly be jailed for life if he is convicted.

The majority  of businesses take Health and Safety seriously, but how many can honestly they could demonstrate they’ve have done everything possible to safe keep their workforce and communicated their Health and Safety policy to all employees.

In the event of an organisation being accused of an offence under the  Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007, they need to have the information to demonstrate they are not guilty

So how can a company do this?   The new Health and Safety area of the aide automotive website showcases a number of products from Brake Testers, Tyre Pressure Monitors and Duty of Care issues. These devices are the tools a business needs to demonstrate they have done everything possible to protect their employees whilst driving on company business.