A solution for uncontrolled movement / vehicle rollaway – BRAKESAFE

“Anecdotally, on average one heavy vehicle Rollaway occurs every day in Australia. Of these incidents, one per week requires emergency services intervention. How does this happen? The driver forgets to- or does not apply the Parking Brake” (Dr Peter Hart (Chairman of ARTSA) – Prime Mover Article April 2018.

As seen on the news recently, Heavy Vehicle Rollaways are a common event- and they occur far more that what is reported.

Many people suffer serious and fatal injuries due to incidents involving the uncontrolled movement (Rollaway) of all types of heavy vehicles, including Tractors, Trucks, Buses, Forklifts, Tractors, Mobile Cranes, Earthmoving Equipment, Waste Vehicles, Sweepers, etc- and more.

In most incidents the predominant cause is where the Handbrake has not been engaged. Unfortunately, forgetting to apply the Handbrake is a terrifyingly easy mistake to make when exiting a vehicle. Add to this the risk of Rollaways when the driver uncouples the brake line or the air tank disengages the handbrake as it is pressurised during vehicle start.

Bus Safety Victoria-  Bus Rollaways research released 23 November 2016, in Victoria alone, 47 bus Rollaways have been reported since 2000 resulting in injuries and fatalities to drivers, passengers, damage to infrastructure, homes and vehicles.

But there is a solution – LSM Technologies’ internationally patented- BRAKESAFE- Handbrake Failsafe Technology that prevents Runaway / Rollaway accidents once and for all.

BrakeSafe will automatically apply the vehicle handbrake:

  • If a driver forgets.
  • Leaves the seat.
  • Opens the door.
  • If brakes are engaged due to air pressure loss, BrakeSafe will monitor release to prevent Rollaway during start- up.
  • Works with Ignition On or Off.
  • Provides audible and visual alerts.

In addition, BrakeSafe integrates to LSM Technologies’ FSM Fleet Safety Manager Telematics / Web Based System for alerting, reporting, analysis of events and compliance.

For more information, see the following links:

Also see LSM Technologies’ other Vehicle Safety Control Technologies:

LSM officially partners with Vision Techniques

LSM Technologies has added Vision Techniques- Vehicle Safety Solutions to its current portfolio of OH&S Solutions to help prevent accidents.

The technology works to save money and motivate best driver practice, bringing operators peace of mind and helping to protect equipment assets and the public.

Vision Techniques is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of vehicle safety technologies. For more than 30 years, the company has offered operators patented specialised Vehicle Safety Mitigation Controls to reduce the risk of collision, vehicle theft, vehicle runaways/rollaways, operator RFID control security and maximise fleet efficiency.

VT is the predominant provider of Safety Solution Technologies to the largest UK operators of waste collection, street sweepers, municipal councils, road construction and quarrying industries.

VT Sales Director Steven Hurd and Technical/Operations Manger Dave Smith visited LSM earlier this year, spending nearly two weeks providing the team with special guest training, product orientation and completing demo installations.

VT unique and specialised technologies expands its current portfolio of relevant OH&S Technologies and adds Safety Engineering Controls as:

  • Banksman: Reversing Auto Braking Radar (AEB) System.
  • Brake Safe: Anti-rollaway/ Runaway System.
  • IDent Drive Stop: utilised for Machine Isolation/Anti-theft/Handbrake Failsafe System
  • IDent RFID Controls: unauthorised Control Operation system – e.g Brake release/Compacter Operation, etc.
  • Stop Safe: Controlled Stop Braking System.
  • Many other specialised Vehicle Safety System Solutions.
  • TurnSafe: Cyclist/Pedestrian Detection and Alarm Systems.

https://www.lsm.com.au/index.cfm?go=VTS

LSM adds Vision Techniques products to portfolio

LSM Technologies has added UK-based Vision Techniques’ driving safety technology to its portfolio. These aids include several OH&S technologies that can help to prevent collisions, vandalism, theft, rollaways and other such incidents.

Among the applications acquired by LSM are VT’s Banskman radar system for auto braking while reversing; the BrakeSafe anti-rollaway system that can automatically apply the vehicle’s brakes; IDent Drive Stop, which can immobilise the vehicle in the absence of an RFID tag, acting as both a theft deterrent and handbrake failsafe; IDent RFID Controls for operator security; and Stop Safe, a controlled braking system.

For more information, video case studies from FloGas and Keir Group are available via LSM’s website here.