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Partnership working between Peel Ports and Briggs Equipment results in safety innovation at Port of Liverpool

24 November, 2021 by Tom Peace

As part of the ongoing partnership between Briggs Equipment and Peel Ports Group (PPG), a new JCB machine equipped with innovative safety technology and telemetry has recently been delivered to the Port of Liverpool. The new truck is having an immediate impact with positive feedback from operators and management teams alike.

The machine has been fitted with a unique telemetry system, developed in conjunction with FTC, including an artificial intelligence-powered reversing camera that intuitively picks up whether a person is in the vicinity and alerts the driver in real-time.

Peel is also trialling a real-time, secure cloud portal that provides operational and safety data that can be viewed and interpreted much quicker and with greater accuracy. To highlight the effectiveness of the partnership between the two companies, and the joint focus on safety, Peel were benchmarked as the number one port in the UK for safety, as judged by Port Skills and Safety. They also recorded the lowest rate of significant injuries measured by lost time incidents (LTIs) in 2020/21.

Tony Worrall, National Account Manager, said: “The new JCB truck will help deliver real benefits to Peel’s efficiency, productivity and of course on-site safety. This investment in cutting edge technology and telemetry underlines Peel’s business wide safety focus and a clear ambition to remain at the forefront of the industry. It also demonstrates the strength of our Contract Management support.

“We’ve worked closely with our partners at FTC to deliver a telemetry solution that meets the demands of a modern work environment. The system is fully integrated with cloud-based technology and artificial intelligence to help provide real time data and instant safety alerts.

“We have an extremely strong partnership with Peel Ports and they remain committed to implementing a safety first culture across their business with our expert assistance and guidance.”

Phil Hall, Port Director – Mersey Division at Peel Ports said, “We are delighted to be working with Briggs, a key strategic partner. This supports Peel Ports objective to stay at the forefront of innovation and our joined up approach contributes to delivering industry leading safety management systems.”