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SAFETY KEY AS NATIONWIDE PLATFORMS SIGNS DEAL WITH ATS

18 Apr 2012 16:25

The UK’s leading powered access platform provider – Nationwide Platforms - has agreed a deal with ATS Euromaster, which will see the national tyre expert manage tyres on a fleet of more than 1,000 vehicles.

As part of the agreement, ATS Euromaster will monitor tyre wear and usage, carry out repairs and fit replacements across the Nationwide Platforms fleet.  This includes around 160 cars, 170 vans, 120 trucks, 50 trailers and 610 specialist pieces of vehicle mounted plant.

Nationwide Platforms’ Transport Manager Karl Wilshaw explained that due to the nature of its business, safety was always at the forefront when appointing contractors.

He says: “We wanted a supplier which shares our commitment to health and safety. Nationwide Platforms is very proud to be a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) Gold Award holder, so knowing that ATS Euromaster participates in the same scheme gave us added confidence in their abilities.

“In addition, we needed a specialist which could provide us with 24/7 mobile coverage across our UK network and ATS Euromaster was the stand-out choice here.”

Wilshaw adds: “Our brief was to find a supplier with the necessary tyre husbandry expertise to help us reduce our overall spend, while increasing fleet uptime and maximising safety. We’ve put ATS Euromaster to the test and are confident that through consistently high levels of tyre management, delivered on a national scale, we’ll achieve all targets.”

Cars in the Nationwide Platforms fleet will operate on a Michelin replacement tyre policy, with vans and trucks benefitting from Avon and Primewell fitments respectively.  Specialist vehicles and items of plant will operate on a mixture of tyre brands, reflecting the diverse nature of the fleet and the varying scope of the company’s work.

In 2010, ATS Euromaster became the first national tyre expert to be accredited by both SAFEContractor and the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS). ATS Euromaster also earned a ROSPA silver award in 2011.


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