Global equipment solutions provider, Terex Construction, has announced its growing commitment to safety in the product development process. Launched at last week’s BAUMA exhibition (8-14 April), the pledge commences a process to ensure the highest levels of safety in the design and build of all compact equipment.
As part of the pledge, each new Terex product from Coventry, UK, undertakes rigorous field trials after initial concept development. This gives engineers the opportunity to judge the suitability of the design and to analyse a product’s safe operation in real-world scenarios.
Feedback from post-development trials will be taken into consideration when refining the design, such as analysing how the products are used on site and ensuring that they meet the precise expectations of users. Specialist features, such as driver monitoring technology, boosted brakes and equipment to prevent uncontrolled movement, are then integrated to ensure the highest levels of operating safety and prevention of accidents on site.
Finally, multiple safety and quality checks are undertaken throughout product build, with Terex developing a bespoke production line as part of an ongoing commitment to continuous operational improvement. The line provides real-time awareness and visibility of unit progress through visual and audio signals, offering a systematic procedure to further improve the production process.
Allison Tucker, Global Product Marketing Manager at Terex Construction, who spearheaded the initiative, commented: “Terex has always had a strong commitment to manufacturing the safest machines in the industry without compromising on performance. Our new pledge is the latest reiteration of that commitment, helping to meet customers’ needs, while utilising every part of the development and production process to guarantee the highest levels of equipment safety.”
As a global supplier of compact construction equipment, Terex has a comprehensive international overview of standards and regulations to ensure compliance across the product range. Dale Camsell, Group Regulatory Compliance Manager, makes sure that all global product teams are aware of the latest international standards and regulations.
Camsell added: “Ensuring that the equipment we produce complies to international standards and regulations is a key corporate commitment. Our product range has all the necessary legislated features to guarantee safe and efficient operation.”
Terex has also unveiled a corporate video to further illustrate the pledge. ‘Safety Matters’ showcases the four-stage production process and profiles how departments from across the business work together to meet the pledge.