CPI EuroMix Deviver Safe Message To Vulnerable Road Users
Leading dry mortar manufacturer, CPI EuroMix, held a bespoke safety event on the 20th November for 29 primary school children from Ysgol Pencae in Cardiff.
The company has been running a scheme for vulnerable road users (VRU) whereby schools visit a plant depot and learn about heavy goods vehicle stopping distances, vehicle visibility and safety features. Held at CPI Euromix’s Bristol factory, this was the company’s fourth event, following two in Scotland and one in Manchester.
On a bitterly cold November day, the fun interactive session was delivered by four members of the CPI Euromix team who used a truck as a memorable visual aid, and passed on key messages about sight, sound and safety.
The nine-year-old children involved learnt about truck driver warning devices including the rear parking and turning left alarms along with dry, wet, full and empty stopping distances. They also had the opportunity to get into the cab and see things from a truck driver’s perspective.
“These VRU events aim to keep children safe around larger vehicles, particularly as they start to travel independently,” commented Stuart Russell, Commercial Manager at CPI EuroMix. “The feedback from both the children and the schools following these events has been very encouraging. They particularly loved climbing into the cab and honking the horn.”
Pioneers of dry mortar systems, including the silo mixing station, CPI EuroMix works with contractors all over the country, with the company’s HGV delivery fleets being a regular sight on UK roads.