Mechanizing tasks and optimizing workstations
Eurovia develops, on its own or in partnership, the heavy equipment used at its worksites. The Company is involved in a process of continuous progress designed to eliminate flaws and potential occupational risk. As a result, many tasks that were formerly carried out in reverse motion with reduced visibility are now conducted using forward motion and an operator in a safety-enhanced cabin that is enclosed rather than open. In addition, the standardization of cabins over the past 25 years, including air-conditioning, has not only led to greater driver comfort but also to a closed, evenly pressurized, and air-filtered work space that also protects drivers from noise. For the past 20 years, trucks and tractors with vertical exhausts have been systematically ordered, rather than exhausts facing the ground, in order to prevent personnel on the ground from being exposed to exhaust fumes.
Another example: over the past 15 years, Eurovia has standardized the use of mechanical kerb-layers, which prevent heavy lifting. The growing use of mini-excavators and small loaders has increasingly mechanized manual tasks such as handling, loading, carrying, and digging. In 2010, Eurovia decided to standardize the use of cameras and monitors on certain types of heavy equipment, thereby providing drivers and operators with a much greater scope of vision.