Thursday 8th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

Grafton Merchanting invests £1.2m in cyclist safety

Grafton Merchanting, the builder’s and plumber’s merchants group, has invested £1.2 million in cyclist safety equipment for its fleet of 750 vehicle vehicles.

Grafton received Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) accreditation earlier this year.

Additional equipment includes camera monitoring systems, such as rear-view cameras and reverse sensor systems.

It has since launched cyclist safety initiatives and processes throughout its businesses including Buildbase, Plumbase, Plumbase Industrial, Electricbase and Hirebase.

Daily driver checks are also being carried out and there is a reporting system in place for maintenance issues.

Andrew Ingram, one of GMGB’s transport and fleet managers said: ““Additional safety equipment is without a doubt beneficial to road safety but driver awareness training is equally important too. As part of the certification we’re rolling out driver CPC training across the businesses to increase driver awareness of cyclists and vulnerable road users while driving HGVs and fleet vehicles.”