The image of wheel nuts shearing away and a wheel flying off, accelerating up to 15kph (93mph) bouncing up to 50 meter high and impact another vehicle, a person or a building with the force of 10 tons is the stuff of disaster movies – isn’t it?
7,500 – 11,000 wheel fixing defects occur, causing 150-400 wheel detachments every year
134 plus drivers have to contend with vehicle damage due to wheel detachments
27 people are injured and 3-7 people die each year from wheel detachments
There is a myriad of legislation connected to fleet management and safety that you could be liable under for defective wheels or damage or injury caused by a defective wheel.
In today’s competitive business environment the protection of your company reputation and brand is critically important. The facts are horrific and the consequences for both drivers and fleet operators can be significant. Prosecutions from the failure to comply with health and safety legislation can lead to significant penalties and in the case of accident, personal injury or death legal claims for compensation can be significant.
The solution is simple by incorporating Wheel Sentry® into your company’s transport safety regime you can safeguard against the financial impact of compensation claims from wheel detachment related accidents.
Possible prosecutions following roadside checks by the DVSA or Traffic Police are also totally eliminated for suspect wheel fixings.
Read about how Wheel Sentry® is making a difference:
"After a spate of incidents involving our towed plant and trailers, we decided to try ATE Wheel Sentry. We have now rolled this out to all of our branches across the UK. I have found this product to be very well designed and high quality. The perfect cost effective solution to identifying loose wheels and overheating hubs, before there's a serious problem."
"We have used ATE for many years and they understand that as a hire business our main priority is the safety of our equipment, We are always looking for ways to improve this and the ATE Wheel Sentry is an innovative step up from the conventional wheel nut indicator.
It gives peace of mind to both ourselves and our customers, add this to its ease of use, competitive price and the back up from ATE themselves we can recommend this product with confidence."
"The Wheel Sentry set have been fitted and to be honest they were easier to fit than the standard yellow pointers we use."
Ashtead Plant Hire Company Ltd
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