Case Study: Hanson Australia
Case Study Overview
As the largest aggregate producer in the world, operating in more than 60 countries, Hanson is a global leader in building and construction materials with an extensive production and logistics network across Australia.
Supplying heavy-duty materials like concrete, aggregates, sand, road base, asphalt, and construction materials for civil construction and infrastructure projects demands a high-performing, tightly maintained fleet of heavy vehicles.
Supporting the Hanson maintenance department in Eastern Australia, REDCAT® link wheel nut indicator retainers are an indispensable part of their fleet's wheel safety regime.
Interview with Alan Firth, Maintenance Manager of Hanson Australia
As featured in the above video, we recently video-interviewed Alan Firth, Maintenance Manager of Hanson Australia, onsite to learn how REDCAT® link wheel nut indicator retainers support their daily wheel safety checks and scheduled maintenance procedures to retain optimised uptime.
Overseeing an interstate fleet that spans from the metropolitan regions of Sydney and beyond to the regional parts of the country, the fleet maintenance management team of Hanson manage hundreds of vehicles; hence, every ounce of efficiency, safety and reliability that can be squeezed is crucial in their operational success.
Here is what Alan had to say:
“We use the REDCAT® wheel pointers, the link units mostly, and they are on every vehicle.”
We asked Alan what the most significant benefit of using link indicator retainers is for Hanson’s fleet management and overall company.
“Wheel safety is important because it ensures we get the drivers and employees home safely, and we keep the public safe…and we don’t have any incidents where wheels come loose.”
“Our link indicators retainers get checked every service and every day on the pre-starts on the day shifts. Our drivers have a digital app that they tick off the items to check, and that includes the wheel pointers, and if there are any [irregularities], we get the tyre fitter, and if [a wheel issue arises and is] deemed unsafe to drive, it gets grounded.”
Daily Safety Checks as Preventative Wheel Safety
As Alan pointed out, wheel nut link indicators enhance the speed and efficiency of Hanson’s daily wheel safety inspections. This expedites the necessary safety checks for drivers, instilling confidence at each step, by detecting potential problems before they escalate into significant issues.
REDCAT®'s wheel safety indicators have been specifically designed to simplify the process of identifying potential wheel detachments. They offer a visual cue to indicate whether the wheel nut is beginning to loosen or unwind.
For a company heavily reliant on its fleet of vehicles, REDCAT® wheel safety indicators play a crucial role in minimising downtime. They serve as both a proactive preventive measure and a safety backup, ensuring that wheel nuts don't continue to loosen, ultimately safeguarding operations and productivity.
True Wheel Safety Begins with REDCAT®
REDCAT®, a renowned global supplier of wheel safety solutions, offer a wide range of products tailored to meet the safety standards across road across road transport industries.
The wheel nut indicators are a versatile safety measure suitable for a broad spectrum of heavy industry sectors. Whether it involves the transportation/bulk haulage sector, mining, government fleets or military applications, these wheel nut indicators play a pivotal role in the early detection of potential wheel nut issues and proactively addressing them.
By integrating REDCAT®'s wheel safety offerings, industries can elevate their safety protocols, avert accidents, reduce operational downtimes, and ensure the dependable performance of their vehicles and machinery.
Are you ready to upgrade your wheel safety procedures and implement streamlined wheel checks for your operations?
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