Every work site is a little different, but every work site’s hire vehicle and hire site safety accessory requirements while a little different, can be catered too.
Rather than listing all that’s possible in the way of vehicle safety accessories (there are probably 15 to 20 options available) required on any given site this is an all-round broad discussion.
A full list of accessories available to be fitted to a Complete Ute and Van Hire Dual Cab Ute or 4WD Tray is available on the website and if there’s something we’ve forgotten to mention or something not yet listed then give us a shout ... we’ll do our very best to make it happen.
Some years ago, in the early days of Olympic Dam, Western Mining were one of the first companies to add safety items to all vehicles, including hire vehicles. The early days of safety accessories was limited and fairly simple, consisting of Rotating Amber Lights and Reverse Beepers ... at the time an inquiry for these was unheard of but nowadays these two options are a long way from the long list of items that Complete sees requests for almost on a daily basis.
Prior to that there were no such rules and I must admit, while the set-up of vehicles can be a timely and costly process, many accidents and incidents have been avoided with the safety additions over the years. Back in the 80s and 90s Toyota Landcruiser 70 series were nicknamed as whoopies, after the call the driver would shout out as he topped another sand hill at dangerous speed...... a crazy thought now.
Lots of things have changed since the 80s and 90s! Think about this statistic. Road deaths in South Australia in 1985 were up to 25% per 100 thousand population, in 1991 marginally better, and in 2018 under 5% per 100 thousand. Obviously, this number is still far too many but an unbelievable achievement given how many vehicles are on the road currently.
Of course, vehicle safety has improved with airbags, shatterless windscreens and ABS brakes to mention a few, but in saying that, as a result of driver education and revised site regulations and specific site training, driver behaviour on and off road along with on work sites has improved immeasurably.
For Complete Ute and Van Hire this has meant an increased cost per site rental vehicle but a comparatively smaller risk with regard to major damage on the hire vehicle. With that in mind we are always keen to offer our vehicles for site hire.
If your work site demands the fit up of safety accessories to vehicles such as 2-wheel drive single cab utes or dual cabs, or in the case of remote areas 4-wheel drive dual cabs or traytops, then we’re keen to get involved.
Flick us an email or call and be met by a local voice with local knowledge ... if we don’t have immediate answers we’ll do the leg work and get back to you.