Metropolitan Express eyes international market


Metropolitan Express Transport Services plans to take its recently launched Fall Prevention Safety System (FPSS) overseas

By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | Janaury 30, 2012

Metropolitan Express Transport Services plans to take its recently launched Fall Prevention Safety System (FPSS) overseas.

The load restraint, which took five years to make in consultation with engineers at Vawdrey Trailers, provides a working-at-heights safety tarping solution for flat-top rigid and semi-trailers, doing away with the need to supply safety platforms.

Director Sam Pantou says the industry has been "screaming out" for such a system, as the trailer curtain can be activated by the driver and has minimal impact on the load capacity of the vehicle.

Its inbuilt safety barrier encloses the entire work area, leaving no risk of falls when adjusting material or equipment.

"The industry is screaming out for something like this and we’re proud to say we’re the one that have instigated something like this," Pantou says.

"We know that if this device was available to some of the people who have died in the past, it probably would have saved them.

"With the trailer, you don’t need to reposition the load every time when you’re going into a different loading bay."




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