5 Safety Parts and Equipment for your Fleet of Vehicles

Safety first has become a standard buzzword in different industries, and all for the right reasons. It comes in many forms and applied in diverse ways, and one way of incorporating safety is by creating a truly safe and ready fleet of service vehicles and equipment. With a safe and well-maintained fleet of vehicles, services are rendered efficiently, and employees and workers attending to these vehicles are safe and protected along the way. So how do you create a safe and dependable fleet of vehicles for your business? Well, many experts and health and safety practitioners agree on a ‘Safety First Basic Recipe’, which consists of three basic parts- safe and intelligent vehicle selection and up-fit, vehicle operations monitoring and continues driver and employee safety training program. The first part requires the most attention, as it will help shape the future condition and safety performance of the vehicles that are part of the fleet. As a business owner, you need to consider not just the types of vehicles but it’s up-fit as well which can be done by investing in a number of safety aftermarket parts and technologies. Here’s a short-list of the top safety add-ons that you can use to secure the safety of your fleet.

  1. Parking sensors. Premium makes and models today like the 2018 Audi Q3 and the Land Rover Range Rover Velar feature parking sensors that aid the driver when parking the vehicle in a safe manner.Known as proximity sensors, this technology will alert the driver if there are objects that may potentially hit the car. It’s a safety feature powered by either ultrasonic or electromagnetic sensors which can prevent accidents and damages to properties.
  2. Reversing cameras. These cameras are highly recommended for larger vehicles, including trucks, lorries and other specialized equipment for the construction industry. With a reversing camera kit installed in the truck or lorry, you not only protect the driver and the contents of the truck or equipment but also secure the safety of people and pedestrians around. The cameras give drivers a complete view of the rear, and it’s especially helpful when moving and lifting large loads. Most kits feature cables and cameras that are waterproof, allowing for its use in different weather situations.
  3. Dashboard camera. Cameras are helpful on and off the roads, and it can even protect you from scams. Just take the case of dashboard cameras, which can capture the action on the road. Dashboard cameras can become your best friend and defense against questionable and staged fraud and collisions. They are impartial because they only record what truly happened on the road.
  4. 360° cameras. This type of cameras can work for drivers and operators of large vehicles and equipment like lorries. These cameras can help the operator see the road and the environment clearly when navigating the project site and the roads.
  5. Anti-lock braking systems. Available in most premium makes and models of vehicles of today, the anti-lock braking systems prevent the locking up of wheels, and in the process prevent skidding at slippery roads. This is one of the best safety technologies around, with the Monash University Accident Research Centre reporting that its addition on vehicles and equipment can reduce the risk of multiple crashes by 18 percent (2000), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms that it can allow the drivers to confidently maneuver the vehicle.

For a company that wants to protect its interests, the addition of these safety parts and equipment on the fleet of vehicles can go a long way. This list is not exhaustive as new safety aftermarket parts and equipment are introduced on a regular basis. But by focusing on these basics, you can easily create a safe and dependable fleet for business.