As the volume of freight being transported on our roads increases so, too, is the number of vehicles carrying dangerous substances. In many cases, freight forwarders fail to implement all the safety measures required. To counteract this development, police forces from across all the German states decided to work together and carry out roadside checks on vehicles transporting dangerous substances. And they made the most of BUCHEN’s expertise of hazardous goods here – for example for the checks carried out on the A5 motorway, which were supported by BUCHEN employees from the company’s south division. Their job: to assess the lorries to see whether the rules and regulations on transporting dangerous goods were being met.
The results of this concerted campaign:
Just three of the 34 lorries checked fulfilled all the rules and regulations. Seven vehicles, i.e. every one in five of the goods vehicles stopped, were in such a poor condition or violated the rules to such an extent that they were not permitted to continue their journey.
A 3,100m² weatherproof structure was erected to enable catalyst to be replaced at a chemicals park in Marl this spring. This special structure, which was made of tarpaulin and composite panels, was kept warm using a hot air fan heater so that the work could be carried out despite the outside temperature dropping to -10°C.
XERVON erects the “Scaffolding of the Year“ in Poland
XERVON Polska has been presented with the ‘Scaffolding of the Year’ award for the scaffold the company had erected for a shopping centre in Warsaw – a structure that combined both suspended and shoring scaffolding.