Forticrete, part of CRH Group, has won an award at the Mineral Products Association Health & Safety Conference and Awards 2013.
The LGV and all company vehicles: Driver Safety/Public Safety award recognises the work undertaken to improve safety levels on the company’s forklift truck fleet, in particular the installation of an automatic speed reduction system to protect drivers and pedestrians.
Working alongside sister company Ibstock Brick, Forticrete partnered with its forklift truck supplier base to drive the development of an automatic speed reduction system which was installed on the fleet used within its factories.
The system slows vehicles automatically to a crawl speed of 1kph when an object or person is detected at 1m or less behind the vehicle. It has now been adopted on the company’s entire fleet of forklift trucks and is making a significant contribution to the safety-first operating philosophy in place at all CRH Group sites.