MOTORWAYS have just become safer places to work, from the inside of a van.
Clarks Vehicle Conversions and Carnell Support Services have developed a welfare van that will improve the safety of workers on motorway lane closures.
the 30 year-old company has a long-established reputation in designing and building bespoke van conversions
Carnell chose Clarks Vehicle Conversions for this project because the 30 year-old company has a long-established reputation in designing and building bespoke van conversions to a high standard.
The Mercedes Sprinter welfare van has an internal partition wall with a door to separate the mid-cab from the rear so both areas are accessible without the need to leave the van.
It will be used by a team of specialists at Carnell who look after drainage systems. Their operators will be able to move from the mid-cab housing an ‘office and welfare area’ to the ‘equipment and exit area’ at the rear.
If required, operatives can also exit the vehicle via the rear doors into the middle of a lane closure instead of against the safety zone and next to live traffic.
Martin Parry, Innovations and Business Development Director at Carnell said, “This is a major breakthrough in making lane closure sites safer, not only for our workforce but for road workers across the industry.”
The van also has purpose-built storage areas for Carnell’s specialist equipment
The van also has purpose-built storage areas for Carnell’s specialist equipment and two different electrical outputs to power the survey equipment and an on-board computer.
David Healy, Finance and Commercial Manager at Clarks, added, “Carnell came to us with a clear idea about what they needed to achieve and we were keen to meet that challenge.
“Our conversions are designed with transient workers in mind and you can see how this welfare van will not only improve safety but also add value to what Carnell are doing.”