CameraMatics enhancing performance
Leading Irish waste management company invests in safety with live camera solution
Mr. Binman is an Irish-based recycling and waste management company, which handles domestic and commercial collections across the country. They operate a mixed fleet of 60 vehicles, including artics, RCVs, hook loaders, skip loaders, and vans to service over 34,000 household customers and 3,500 commercial clients.
Operating mainly in urban environments, driver safety, operational crew, and the public is of paramount importance. Whilst on a waste collection round, the drivers and crew must carry out their duties surrounded by live hazards and distractions.
Driving through housing estates, the crew encounters other moving vehicles and pedestrians, which must be kept clear of the busy activity at the rear of the trucks. In addition to these challenges, the driving conditions can be further compromised by inclement weather and poor visibility, especially on dark early morning starts or late evening finishes.
A safety solution was required to provide enhanced visibility for the crews and drivers, along with the ability to record all activity for retrospective replay of incidents or claims.
According to the HSE, of the total number of fatalities recorded in the waste management sector, deaths associated with the collection of municipal or commercial waste accounted for 21 out of 57 of them.
To reduce the risk of incidents and protect the drivers, crew, and the public, Mr. Binman have equipped their fleet of vehicles with a live 4-camera system from CameraMatics, which includes a forward-facing camera, two side cameras and one at the rear; positioned to watch the operators loading and unloading bins. The side cameras become active when turning corners to provide active cycle safety awareness to the drivers and protect other road users and all camera footage is recorded and stored for retrieval of data at any point in the future. Live streaming of the round can also be viewed by the fleet manager of the operations team, should they wish to, and the footage is available instantly if it is required.