Lafarge boost safety by eliminating blind spots

Lafarge strive to be leaders in setting new health and safety standards across their work in construction. Their goals involve going further than simply preventing accidents, they are pioneering to achieve “zero harm” in all aspects of their business by creating a healthy and safe environment for all stakeholders.

With road accidents being a significant concern across the industry, Lafarge took progressive action to ensure their cement mixers were fitted with cutting edge vehicle safety technology to prevent road incidents and save lives.

Brigade Electronics worked with Trans Route Béton to install Backeye® 360 camera systems to Lafarge’s concrete mixer trucks. Backeye® 360 ensures there are no blind spots, giving peace of mind to the driver who can see the entirety of his vehicle from a birds eye view. Lafarge also opted to install Brigade’s bbs-tek® White Sound® reversing alarm, an alarm that can only be heard in the danger zone and is specifically designed to ensure the sound is locatable and directional.

Trans Route Béton carry out contracting work for Lafarge and had Brigade’s mobile digital recording system installed to their fleet of mixers. These systems store footage captured by vehicle cameras ensuring their drivers are protected in potential legal disputes and offers fleet managers absolute peace of mind. Footage can also be used for training new drivers and reviewing driving behaviour, raising awareness of dangers and preventing potential collisions.

“Our partnership with Brigade started about two years ago and we were impressed by the wide range of solutions. The Backeye® 360 system brings clear added value… With just one look, drivers have a complete surround view of the vehicle without any blind spots. It provides absolute safety.” Othmane Jennane, Président, Trans Route Béton.

Find out more about how Brigade and Trans Route Béton worked with Lafarge to bring heightened safety to their fleet in the video above.