UK based Civil engineering contractor BAM Nuttall Plant has installed Kosran Safety Access Control (SAC) to protect its crawler crane fleet from theft and un-authorised use.
Linked to operators’ training cards, it claims that only qualified operators will be able to use the equipment.
Using the system the equipment owner can remotely control both the machines and who operates the machine via an internet log-in, or using an app for smartphones and tablets. They can add or delete approved users, geo-fence the location of the equipment and set time frames for machine operation. They can also access real-time information such as battery status on electrically powered plant and more accurately plan machine service intervals based on hours in use.
Steve Jarvis, general manager of BAM Nuttall Plant, said: “We pride ourselves on providing the best plant equipment to BAM Nuttall and that also means employing best practice when it comes to the safe use and efficient working of that plant.”
“Kosran is the market leader in preventing unauthorised use of plant machinery. It has a great reputation for both its product and service. We have been very pleased with its use on our crawler cranes and are now rolling it out to all our mobile plant, including our telehandlers.”
The system uses a telematics converter to link the keypad PIN code-operated immobilisation system to any tracking device. This enables the machine owner to view and remotely add or delete authorised keypad PIN codes from a laptop, PC, or app. Kosran also produces incident alerts as well as daily and weekly reports, helping companies to identify each site’s future machine requirements. The operator has to enter the unique number on their Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) card in order to deactivate the immobiliser.
BAM Nuttall Plant has installed Kosran-SAC on all of its crawler cranes ranging from 15 to 250 tonnes capacity.