Bywaters has clear safety benefits with Sentinel

Road Safety Telematics
Recycling and waste management business Bywaters has installed Sentinel’s four-way cameras and Bike Hotspot system across half of its 50-strong fleet, after being “very impressed” with a trial of the technology.

With many of its key customers and projects located across London, Bywaters was looking for vehicle safety systems that allowed it to operate to FORS and CLOCS standards, and to comply with Crossrail regulations.

“Having searched around for a while we were recommended Sentinel’s solutions by another company and were given the opportunity to trial the systems,” says Mohamed Abdurahim, Bywaters’ logistics support manager.

“We were very impressed with the quality of product and service that was offered by Sentinel and we have since installed half our fleet with its four-way camera and Bike Hotspot cyclist safety systems.”

Sentinel’s camera system allows Bywaters’ drivers to now see the vehicle’s 360° surroundings, including the rear and near-side blind spots, and it is tailored to the safety requirements of the fleet based on day-to-day operations.

Refuse collection vehicles, in particular, often require employees to travel outside the vehicle, which instantly poses a hazard to themselves and the driver. In now being able to see people or objects, particularly at the rear of the vehicle, a driver can take caution when manoeuvring and ultimately prevent a collision.

The cameras are all linked to Sentinel’s in-cab seven-inch monitor, which gives the driver a full and constant view of the vehicle surroundings.

The Bike Hotspot system uses side-scanning sensors and cameras, installed along the near-side and front-step of the vehicle. The driver is alerted to cyclists by visual and audible aids, and the system can also sound alerts to cyclists when the vehicle is indicating to turn left.

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