Saturday, February 27, 2021

Leeds engineer produces Yorkshire’s first COVID-safe welfare vehicles

SM UK has invested £200,000 to develop a fleet of COVID-safe vehicles designed to provide workers with a secure and virus-free environment to eat and keep clean while working on remote sites.

The first vehicles of their kind to be produced in Yorkshire, each welfare van is equipped with bespoke features such as sanitising stations, toilet facilities, a kitchen area and seating.

“There is a growing demand for welfare vans as a result of COVID and this will help us reach new markets, as well as expand our offering to existing clients. Safety is always at the forefront of everything we do, from our crash-tested seats to hand-sanitising stations,” said Steve MacDonald, MD of Leeds-based SM UK.

“Many of our customers are in the construction industry and these vehicles are valuable assets for sites. They provide a great, COVID-secure base for anyone working in highway maintenance, rail, utilities, remote locations, or for teams working across different sites.”

Alongside welfare areas, the new vans will be equipped with SM UK’s roof-mounted solar panel, a unique feature which helps reduce emissions, oil use and engine wear. Each vehicle will also be fitted with the firm’s innovative Scene Lighting system, which improves safety by brightly illuminating the surrounding area.

As well as developing its own fleet, SM UK is also offering conversions for businesses with their own vans.

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