Vac UK extends trials of perimeter lights
8th Feb 2022
Vac UK is extending the trial of its innovative perimeter lights for vehicles operating at night.
They form a visual “fence” around the working area when the machines are working in low light conditions.
General manager Sean Gallagher said that despite vacuum excavation already being significantly safer than traditional methods, the team at Vac UK is always on the look out for ways to raise standards even further.
“The lights formed one of a package of new measures which we are reviewing to keep operators and other site users and the general public safe.
“As a matter of course, every one of our vehicles is specced with all available safety features when it leaves the manufacturer,” he said. “We have also committed to developing additional bespoke measures – such as the new perimeter safety lights. They make sure the machines and operators and their area of operations are clearly visible at all times.
“At Vac UK, safety is our top priority. While vac ex already has a much better safety record than hand digging or mechanical excavation we are not complacent. We are determined to find new ways to improve.”