Roadside Emergency Action Concerning Technicians (REACT) – Licence to Work Safely at the Roadside
The safety of truck tyre technicians working by the roadside has always been a cause for concern in the tyre industry; technicians can be called out at any hour, in all weather conditions, to work on a vehicle often mere yards away from speeding traffic. It is a sad fact that, every year, some fitters are seriously injured or killed while working at the roadside.
How Did React Come Into Being?
A number of professionals in the tyre industry; manufacturers, retailers offering roadside assistance and training providers, have come together as the REACT Steering Group to launch a scheme to licence all tyre technicians working on truck tyres on the roadside. The scheme has received the backing of the Highways Agency as a positive step towards improved working safety.
Training And Monitoring of Roadside Tyre Technicians
REACT operates as a group within, and is administered by, the NTDA. Launched in October 2011, (and to become mandatory at a date yet to be set by the Executive Council of the NTDA), for all truck tyre technicians who work for companies in membership of the NTDA. The scheme records and monitors the training of technicians working on the roadside throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland attending truck tyre associated breakdowns on motorways, duel carriage ways and trunk roads.
REACT licences are available to all individual technicians operating within the sector irrespective of whether they work for members of the NTDA or not. In complying with data protection laws the NTDA is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all information provided by the scheme and will only provide access to personal details to the individual fitter.
For more information please contact:
Tel: 01296 482128