FLOGAS FLEET DVS COMPLIANT FOR CAPITAL’S SAFETY SCHEME
|Company||Flogas a Supplier of Liquefied Petroleum Gas solutions|
|Compliance Needs||Flogas Needed their fleet to comply with the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) regulations which applies to Heavy Good vehicles that wish to operate in Greater London.|
|Fleet Upgrade||15 new Scania S450 Tractor units were fitted with “Safe Systems” by RS Connect, including blind spot cameras, side scan sensors, turn left alarm, and LCD monitors|
|FORS||The system we installed also satisfied FORS Silver certification|
|DVS||The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) aims to improve safety on London’s streets by requiring all HGVs over 12 tonnes to obtain a safety permit. It aims to Eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on London’s transport network by 2041.|
A rating system is used to rate vehicles from 1 to 5 stars based on driver visibility, which measures how well a driver can see through the cab of their vehicle. The level of risk posed to vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists is then determined based on this rating.
With the introduction of Direct Vision Standard (DVS) regulations to the Greater London roads on March 1 this year, Flogas needed the latest additions to their fleet to be DVS compliant, whilst operating in the Greater London Area.
DVS Safe system supply & fit
RS Connect supplied and fitted the required “Safe Systems” to Flogas’s 15 new Scania S450 Tractor units, which included Blind spot cameras, side scan sensors, turn left alarm and seven-inch LCD Monitors. Although this was principally to comply with the DVS regulations, the systems installed also satisfy the FORS Silver certification, without the need to add any additional equipment.
Flogas Britain is part of DCC plc, and have more UK depots than any other LPG supplier. Flogas Britain developed as a national supplier of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) through a series of acquisitions starting with the purchase of Portagas in 1984, followed by Alta Gas in 2001, British Gas LPG in 2002 and Countrywide LPG plc. in 2018.
Making London’s road network safer
DVS aims to make the capital’s streets safer by requiring all HGVs over 12 tonnes to obtain a safety permit.
The scheme measures how much an HGV driver can see through their cab windows and aims to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on London’s transport network by 2041.
Find out more about Direct Vision Standard
If you operate a fleet of HGVs and need more information about the Direct Vision Standard, or want to know your vehicle rating and the necessary equipment to ensure compliance, get in touch with our team. We offer consultancy, product supply, and installation services all in one place, making us your one-stop-shop for LGV fleets. Let us know your questions and requirements, and one of our LGV experts will guide you through the process. Contact us today!