O’Donovan demonstrate the latest in safety excellence
By Kyle Lindsay
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 11:04
CLOCS champion again
In support of Transport for London’s Construction Logistics & Cycle Safety (CLOCS) initiative, O’Donovan Waste Disposal has unveiled the latest in safety-optimised vehicles from its fleet.
With construction schemes at a record high and an unprecedented population level, the focus is on construction logistics sector to deliver improved road safety. As part of this, the CLOCS programme is designed to improve the face of construction logistics and ultimately protect vulnerable road users.
Yesterday (Thursday 26 February) saw O’Donovan unveil three brand new vehicles as part of its 85-strong fleet. The new lorries – all of which have factory-fitted innovative safety features – deliver significantly improved driver vision and unique low-profile safety guards, specified to provide even more protection for cyclists and pedestrians.
Jacqueline O’Donovan, Managing Director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, said “Despite only being a relatively small player in an ever-increasing field, we continue to make substantial investments in our fleet to continue to raise our industry’s safety standards on London’s roads.”
The vehicles which were on display at the event included a Volvo FL818 skip truck and the DAF FA LF220 skip loader, both with the driving position lowered and nearside lower door having been glazed, to increase drivers’ direct vision of other road users. Also featured is the MAN TGM BB skip loader, with revised suspension to lower the cab.
Ian Wainwright, Head of Fleet and Freight at TfL, said: “HGVs, in their current designs, are disproportionately represented in cyclists fatalities but thankfully O’Donovan Waste Disposal’s innovation is a step towards safer roads. This demonstration of the industry’s appetite for increased fleet and freight road safety shows that by supporting other manufacturers and operators to follow suit, real progress can be made on London’s roads.”