Safe Work NSW calls- for ParkBrake FailSafe / Anti- Rollaway Solution- LSM RollStop® Technology-TRUCKS

Published Monday 21 Feb, 2022 by Peter Woodford

Uncontrolled movement resulting in injury or fatality from not engaging the Parkbrake is a common incident. Safe Work (NSW) animated video of a recent Rollaway incident once again substantiates the need for LSM Technologies Australian designed, developed LSM Sentinel® (pat. pend) VSS, a world's first Vehicle Safety System and its mitigation control - LSM RollStop® Parkbrake Failsafe / Anti- Rollaway.

This recent incident reported by Safe Work NSW is only one of many reported (and those not reported) within the last few months, and they are not decreasing - even with installed Parkbrake alarm devices.

Dr Peter Hart- Chairman of ARTSA-i  states in the Primemover Article, states that: "Anecdotally, on average one heavy vehicle Rollaway occurs every day in Australia. Of these incidents, one per week requires emergency services intervention. How does this happen? The driver forgets to- or does not apply the Parking Brake"

Bus Safety Victoria - Bus Rollaways research that in Victoria alone, 47 bus Rollaways were reported since 2000 resulting in injuries and fatalities to drivers, passengers, damage to infrastructure, homes and vehicles.

In most incidents, the predominant cause is where the Handbrake has not been engaged and a Rollaway or Uncontrolled movement occurs where: 

  •  Driver leaves the vehicle.
  • Driver leans out of the vehicle (eg gate / boom reader / swipe).
  • Sudden distraction to assist (eg Bus Passenger stumbles). 
  • Coupling of Trailer Brake lines.
  • Air Tank disengages the Parkbrake as it is pressurised during vehicle start- up.

Uncontrolled movement (Rollaway) occurs with many types of heavy vehicles, including Tractors, Trucks, Buses, Forklifts, Tractors, Mobile Cranes, Earthmoving Equipment, Waste Vehicles, Sweepers.

But there is a solution - LSM Sentinel® (pat. pend) VSS- an Australian designed, developed and made world's first Vehicle Safety System and LSM Technologies array of safety mitigation devices such as the LSM RollStop® Anti- Rollaway / Parkbrake Fail Safe control. 

LSM Sentinel® and LSM RollStop® integrate to our FSM®   Fleet Safety & Tracking Manager remote Telematics / Web Based System for alerting, reporting, analysis of events and compliance.

LSM Technologies enhancing: Workplace OH&S + Equipment Damage Control + Productivity.

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2022- SafeWork NSW- Uncontrolled Vehicle Movement- Trucks & Trailers

Animated video produced by Safe Work NSW depicting a recent (but common) incident of not engaging a Truck's Parkbrake

LSM RollStop®- how it works narrated / animated video

LSM RollStop®: Anti- Rollaway / Parkbrake Fail-Safe System "PlugNPlay" integrated into the LSM Sentinel® VSS (pat.pend) Vehicle Safety System. 

2021- LSM Sentinel® (pat. pend.) VSS Vehicle Safety System 2D Video

Sentinel® VSS (pat.pend) adding various other LSM developed "plugNplay" safety mitigation controls designed and developed in Australia.

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