October 11, 2017

TBD delivers 700 container dollies with patented safety hoop system

TBD, renowned for ground support equipment and specialist access solutions for the global aviation industry, has delivered 700 container dollies featuring their patented safety hoop design to a flag carrier airline as part of a safety initiative. Following close discussions with the airline, TBD developed the safety hoop system which is designed to eliminate fatalities and life-changing injuries to ground handling staff. A common activity amongst operators working adjacent to cargo handling systems is to cross over the bar between adjacent dollies or trailers to reach the other side of the train. This can result in life-changing injuries – and, in several devastating cases, death – when the train starts to move during the crossover. TBD designed a highly effective bright yellow safety hoop to be attached to the drawbar of its ACD157 container dolly, providing a visible deterrent to discourage operators from taking the shortcut between adjacent trollies or trailers. TBD is rolling out this patented safety hoop system across its full range of baggage and cargo handling products.



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