Author: Pittman Safety & Traffic

  • Categories: Road SafetySecurity

    How can I Stop my Car from being stolen? All modern cars are now fitted with complex immobilizers so the days of ‘hot wiring’ are mostly over. These days’ thieves are more likely to target keys. A common tactic today is for crooks to get hold of the car keys from hall tables, or key racks near the door. It’s not uncommon for them to fish for keys using a pole through the letter box. The ambitious car thief will also think nothing of opening doors secured with conventional slam-shut barrel ...

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  • Categories: Road SafetySafety

    According to recent statistics from the Road Safety Authority in 2012, 29 pedestrians were killed on Irish roads, making up around a fifth of all fatalities and casualties in the country as a whole from collisions. While this figure is the lowest on record, and beats government targets it’s important not to get complacent, since just one pedestrian death is one too many. In most accidents it’s the driver who is responsible, but there are ways to reduce the risks of injury if you are a pedestr...

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  • Categories: Bike Racks

    Taking up cycling could be one of the best decisions you ever make. Not only will it help you beat the city commute, it will help you live longer, save the planet and save money. However before you get out on the road you will need to buy some essential items to keep safe and get the most out of your shiny new steed. By focusing on the ‘must haves’ and leaving the desirable but not essential pieces of equipment you can keep costs down. Here are five essential items you will need 1. A He...

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  • Categories: Safety

    In a couple of weeks, Ireland will switch its times again to summer time, meaning you’ll miss that extra hour in bed! Although you might not read too much into this, studies in America have shown it can have serious effects on workplace safety. On average Americans lose up to 40 minutes sleep by pushing’s the clock 1 hour ahead, meaning employees lose that extra bit of alertness in work. And because of this, injuries tend to spike on the Monday after the change. A study by the Journal of A...

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  • Categories: SafetyTraffic Control

    Pedestrian Safety is a hugely important factor in any workplace. It’s especially important in areas where vehicles and machinery are in operation. On average there are 20 deaths a year in workplaces as a result of injuries by vehicles. Below we’ve listed out some precautions that management can take to minimise the risk of workplace injury. Use protection barriers to stop pedestrians entering areas. Portable Barriers are a great way to warn people not to enter areas at certain times, allo...

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  • Categories: News

    Repair your pothole almost instantly with EZ Street Cold Asphalt – simple to use for private use!

    It’s been a tough few weeks in Ireland with storm after storm hammering the country. Driving conditions were awful, and damage to property and even sinkholes made it dangerous to be out and about. But it looks like the worst is behind us now, and it’s time to recover from the damage. Potholes are a major problem that occurs after a bad patch of weather, and we’ve now reduced the prices of ...

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  • Categories: Safety

    The HSA will target farms in County Cork this year as details have emerged stating nearly 1/3 of all fatalities in 2013 came from the county. 6 of the 16 fatal accidents that occurred in Ireland were in Cork, 3 times more than Cavan which was the next highest. How the HSA expect to tackle the problem is still been ironed out, but at least 3,000 farms are expected to be inspected as a result of study with areas with high accident rates taking priority. However the good news is that fataliti...

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  • Categories: Road SafetyTraffic Control

    Officials in the US are developing plans to improve traffic safety by introducing new technologies that allow cars to “talk with each other”. By using a radio beacon that transmits the vehicles speed, positioning and other conditions and then receive similar information from other vehicles it is hoped the technology will alert motorists to impending crashes and in some cases even brake for the driver! The technology has been in testing for the last decade, but Transportation Secretary Anth...

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  • Categories: News

    When setting up car parks there are basic management tips you should follow: Car Height: The recommended height for car parks is a minimum of 2.1 metres. Most cars would be 1.8 metres in height, by larger cars that make have roof racks can reach up to 2 metres. This minimum height will also cater for tall individuals walking through the area.Surface car parks are also recommended to limit the height of cars to 2.1 metres. This will allow car park staff to get a better view of the area...

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  • Categories: Bike Racks

    Pittman Traffic and Safety Equipment are now offering the new Eco Dual Height Bike Rack, giving you a combination of our 2 most popular bike racks. The zinc plated design bike stand is now available from stock, ready for delivery to you tomorrow if you order before 4:00pm. The zinc plated steel is great for outdoors, especially in the Irish weather as it is resistant to rust. Its material is similar to our Compact Bike Rack which gives a classic steel finish, and has 4 pre-drilled holes in...

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