Prevent Drink Driving at Work with Interlock

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Designed to ensure that fleet and company drivers are not under the influence of alcohol when they drive, the Interlock from Grendonstar is a breath alcohol measuring instrument complete with vehicle immobiliser.  Ideal for use in line with current health and safety legislation, it not only brings peace of mind but it can help to avoid the consequences of a possible corporate manslaughter charge and, in some cases, can also lead to reduced insurance costs.

Easily and quickly fitted by Grendonstar’s nationwide network of approved technicians, Interlock is designed to prevent the starting of a vehicle when alcohol is detected in the driver’s breath.  Manufactured by one of the world’s leading suppliers of breath testing technology, this highly accurate unit is also simple to use and meets the requirements of all relevant International Standards.

The driver simply breathes into the unit before trying to start the vehicle.    Featuring an electrochemical sensor to determine the breath alcohol concentration, the device analyses the breath sample and, if it is within the preset parameters, allows the engine to start.  In addition, and to ensure that the driver remains under the legal limit during longer journeys, the unit can be set to request repeat breath samples at random intervals.  

The benefits of Interlock technology is well proven in America, Australia and Sweden and UK courts already have the powers to specify that Interlock is fitted in any vehicle used by drink driving offenders. 

Incorporating a data log that records the date, time, submission of, or refusal to submit, a breath sample, Interlock also records the measured alcohol concentration and the number of engine starts and stops.  Resistant to tampering, any attempts to bypass the system, either electrically or by other means, are also recorded.

The recorded software can, if requested, be downloaded by an authorised technician and compiled into a data record.  Useful for employers and drivers alike, this record can, if used within a drink driving offender programme for example, be sent to the driver vehicle licensing authority or other supervisory body to confirm conformance.

Grendonstar Distribution Limited forms part of the Key Group of Companies.  Specialising in specific employment issues, the Key Group encompasses recruitment, occupational health, staff welfare, sales support and financial planning services – everything, in fact, that an organisation needs to select, maintain and retain its most valuable asset, its people.

Further information is available from Simon Truelove, Grendonstar Distribution Limited, Key House, The Embankment, Emery Park, Vale Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, SK4 3GN.  Tel: 0044 (0) 161 443 0000.  Fax: 0044 (0) 161 443 0040.


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