At Keltbray, the safety and wellbeing of our employees, clients and the public is paramount which is why we invest heavily in training, equipment and processes to ensure the highest levels of safety at all times. This applies to everything from works near to major railway stations or city centres and working at height, to overnight operations and transportation of plant and equipment.
In fact, when it comes to fleet and our drivers – we’re going a step further in our safety measures next week by getting those potentially most at risk on the roads from heavy goods vehicles (HGV) and trucks involved.
On 20 June, Keltbray is teaming up with the City of London Police, London Cycling Campaign and City Corporation to host an exchanging places event. People walking and cycling by Fenchurch Street and Billiter Street between 4 and 6pm will be given the opportunity to swap places with one of our drivers, sit in the vehicle and see the road from their perspective.
Just like cars, HGVs have blind spots but the extent of them can mean that people riding or walking next to the vehicle cannot be seen at all. By sitting in the vehicle, members of the public will see for themselves where blind spots occur so that they can be better informed to protect themselves in the future.
Hannah Brice, Head of Communications at Keltbray, said, “This is not the first time we have taken part in an Exchanging Places event for we believe the more awareness we can raise around road safety, the better. Of course, all of our drivers receive extensive training before driving our vehicles on the roads but we want to play a part in ensuring that pedestrians, cyclists and drivers all look out for each other and this event seemed like the perfect way to do that.”
If you’d like to go along to the event and see the road from an HGV driver’s perspective, come along to see us at the corner of Fenchurch Street and Billiter Street, London on 20th June 2-4pm.
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