Work Safe NT also calls- for ParkBrake FailSafe / Anti- Rollaway Solution- LSM RollStop® Technology- BUSES

Published Sunday 6 Mar, 2022 by Peter Woodford

Further to our LSM News article- Safe Work NSW call for Parkbrake Failsafe / Anti- Rollaway Solution for Trucks and Trailers, Work Safe NT  have also called see this article in ABC Magazine for the same technology to resolve uncontrolled movement of Buses again resulting in injury or fatality from not engaging the Parkbrake. 

This recent news article reported by the ABC Magazine also refers to a recent Bus Rollaway event that has prompted an investigation by the NSW Office of Transport and Safety Investigations (OTSI) into on Bus Rollaways.

Also see this news article on CDC Buses web site regarding an (EU) Enforceable Undertaking to Buslink NT for a Rollaway fatality in 2017.

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- Feb NT WorkSafe Bus Rollaway Video- Buses

Animated video produced by Safe Work NT depicting a recent (but common) incident of not engaging Bus Parkbrake

LSM Sentinel® (pat. pend.) VSS Vehicle Safety System video

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

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. 

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