Preventing vehicle fires with LSM Technologies

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Vehicle fires are a massive occupational hazard for transport companies. With LSM Technologies, fatal risks can quickly be extinguished.

Recent studies conducted into the causes of vehicle issues suggests under inflated tyres and well end failure (bearings, locked brakes) are the primary causes for vehicle fires and incidents.

The National Transport Insurance and National Transport Accident Research Centre collectively released their 2020 Major Accident Report focused on determining the main reasons behind vehicle fires for transport workers.

The report found that since 2011 around 33 per cent of truck fire losses and dangerous worker incidents have been caused by tyre or well end failure or fault, making it a primary factor for these incidents.

Adequate safety technology can prevent accidents related to tyre failure.

LSM Technologies specialises in providing life- saving mitigation technology for workers and questions why its proven mitigation technology, such as its TyreGuard TMSystems, isn’t more widely utilised to protect worker safety within the on-road transport industry.

The significant findings from the report say mechanical failure has consistently been the primary cause in around one in every 20 National Transport Insurance (NTI) loss, while steer tyre failure incidents have contributed to around 55 per cent of mechanical failures.

The report says this has resulted in vehicles having high speed crashes with limited opportunity for the driver to respond before striking barriers or leaving the road.

In anecdotal responses given, inadequate tyre inflation was also listed as a leading cause of tyre failure.

This is where LSM comes into play, as its LSM TyreGuard TMSystems provides fit-for-purpose mitigation technology.

Through these monitoring systems, LSM Technologies can ensure all tyres are constantly monitored for tyre inflation pressures while a fast leak alert provides drivers with immediate alerts if a tyre loses inflation quickly.

Tyre and wheel temperature controls also ensure these parts of operational work vehicles don’t exceed 80 degrees Celsius without giving the driver warning, while visual and audible alerts on an in-cabin display monitor prioritise safety.

The LSM TyreGuard MTR360 TMSystem for example, which is designed for Heavy Truck and Multi- Trailer combinations provides all of these safety mitigation features to protect against dangerous wheel and tyre incidents.

For complete security for operators, the FSM Fleet Safety (Tracking) Manager completes the total mitigation package with remote back- to base- fleet monitoring alerts and tyre data protects against all of the tyre and wheel well dangers included in transport workplaces.