Live camera systems for refuse collection vehicles

12 June 2019

A waste management company has committed to equip over 80 vehicles with live camera systems in line with the company’s health and safety commitments.

The cameras are to be installed by the company Biffa for new flagship contracts recently won in East Sussex and Waverley.

The contract for the cameras, to be fitted to a range of vehicles including refuse vehicles, caged tippers and sweepers, was won by UK vehicle safety technology company, Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS).

The East Sussex contract, for the provision of 60 vehicles, will start on 29 June 2019 and the Waverley contract for 20 vehicles on 1 November 2019.

ISS designs, supplies and maintains a wide range of vehicle safety technology, much of which is manufactured in the UK. Its products include cyclist safety warning devices, HGV reversing safety devices and live camera systems, for example.

ISS’s RXLite LIVE camera systems to be used by Biffa for its East Sussex and Waverley contracts are said to be manufactured using premium grade components to minimise any risk of failure and utilise wide angle HD 720p cameras and HD in-cab monitors for maximum image clarity.

However, it was the company’s after-sales service, including a dedicated installation crew and installation app, that reportedly most impressed decision-makers at Biffa.

David Maidman, Business Director, Biffa said, “The health and safety of our workforce and the proper management of our vehicles is of the utmost importance to us. The workplace is becoming increasingly challenging with more traffic and greater demands on drivers and collection crews. Installing these live cameras will provide additional reassurance and security for our staff, and the public”.