Builders merchant Keyline has upgraded 14 vehicles that operate along the Crossrail route to meet the new health and safety regulations for contractors and suppliers working on the project.
Part of the Travis Perkins Group, Keyline is thought to be the first building materials provider to achieve full Crossrail compliance with the additional measures that came into effect on February 10.
The vehicles have been retrofitted with advanced safety devices including close proximity mirrors to remove any blind spots from the drivers’ vision and side sensors that will warn of any vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist that is alongside.
Drivers will now be required to have vehicle lights on if no daytime running lights are equipped along with flashing beacons and rear strobes when delivering to any Crossrail site.
Crossrail’s Target Zero framework is recognised as the most stringent standards in the rail sector with all vehicles fitted with reversing cameras, white noise alarms and cyclist mirrors, and drivers needing to have completed Crossrail’s dedicated one-day training course.
Richard Wade, rail sector manager at Keyline commented: “Keyline is committed to the highest levels of health and safety standards. We have already invested more than £100,000 in safety equipment and our drivers undertake more than 30 hours of training each year to ensure we exceed the needs of Crossrail.”