Cycle Safety

Here at McGee, we’re delighted that more and more cyclists are taking to the roads. And as a champion of safety, on and off our projects, we are determined to play our part in making cycle journeys as risk free as possible.

That’s why we’re whole hearted supporters of the CLOCS initiative to protect vulnerable road users.  We’re committed to educating our HGV drivers about the best way to share the road and providing cyclists with extra insights and valuable tips intended to keep them safe.

To view McGee’s Cycle Safety leaflet, please click HERE.

Modifying McGee trucks

In addition to driver training, schools liaison and cycle safety awareness events, many of our trucks now have a wide array of additional safety equipment fitted which is designed to save lives.

We’ve even created our own vehicle inspection app which requires our drivers to carry out a 360° vehicle walk around before setting off on a journey.

From 4-way recordable camera systems providing views of the nearside and rear of the trucks, audible alarms and visual sensors to additional mirrors, safety signage and a dedication to continually look for new innovations and technologies, we’ll stop at nothing to keep improving cycle safety.

Product Design Students Working with McGee

 

NTU Logo

McGee is challenging students at Nottingham Trent University to design a cycle safe system for existing tipper trucks.

To launch the scheme, a McGee truck (pictured above) has been fully liveried and will visit Nottingham in the New Year to enable BSc (Hons) Product Design students to get better understanding of what a driver can and can’t see on the urban road.

The aim is to get the students to come up with ways to improve safety for cyclists in cities by designing a retro-fitted system which is aerodynamic, commercially viable and suitable for on and off-road conditions.

Final year student Thomas James, who has already started working on the project, will use it as the basis of his final year Major Study project. Over 28 weeks, Thomas will produce a working prototype of his chosen concept fully funded by McGee.

Around 45 second year BSc (Hons) Product Design students will also immerse themselves into the design brief as part of a competition set by McGee. Over a period of five weeks, in teams of four, they will develop concepts which are backed by all of the necessary research, drawings and feasibility reports. Winning team members will each receive a £500 cash prize awarded by a judging panel.

Click HERE to read more about the project.

Metropolitan Police & City Police ‘Exchanging Places’ Events

As we operate one of the largest and most recognised fleets of tipper lorries in the UK, we take our responsibilities extremely seriously.  This is why we are supporting the Metropolitan Police and City Police by providing lorries to the Cycle Task Forces for their ‘Exchanging Places’ events which are designed to raise awareness of cycle safety.

For information on forthcoming events, please click HERE.

Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS)

 

CLOCS Logo(with-strap)

McGee is a member of the Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) community and is recognised as a ‘CLOCS Champion’. CLOCS Champions are organisations and /or individual construction projects actively implementing the CLOCS Standard (WRRR).  It is the first national standard designed to help reduce collisions between trucks and all vulnerable road users such as cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists.  Together, CLOCS Champions are promoting the standard throughout their own fleets and their supply chains.

As part of the CLOCS programme, McGee has also joined ‘Workstream One – Improving vehicle safety’.  The workstream is guided by a working group which has a high level representation from across the construction logistics industry, including: vehicle manufacturers, developers, operators, construction companies, regulatory bodies and charities.

For more details about the CLOCS programme visit www.clocs.org.uk

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