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Joint effort to improve van safety

A joint effort is being launched to spark fresh interest in van safety.

The National Industrial Council for Electrical Installation Contractors (NICEIC), van racking provider Sortimo and Ford have jointly developed a racking solution for electricians.Sortimo has developed a series of plug-in modules to the Transit Connect that require no drilling of the vehicle body.

This would help enhance resale values on customer vans as there is no damage from the racking installation or the possibility of unsecured equipment moving around.

The fittings mean they could also be reused in replacement vans.

Tony Cable, spokesman for the NICEIC, said: “Employers have a duty of responsibility for those who work for them but, equally, the self employed and those running one person businesses should realise that they have the same duty to themselves.

“NICEIC is determined that as well as ensuring high standards of skill for those who employ electricians the electricians themselves also get the best protection.”

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