April Issue 35 - Flipbook - Page 6
LET’S TOUCH BASE WITH GRAHAM IN THIS MONTH’S GRAHAM’S GAB
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I could be accused of being
biased no doubt, but once again
I think we have turned out an
excellent edition of AVRO News
I am heavily involved in putting
AVRO News together, so it is a
great pride for me when I speak with
members and others outside of our
industry who are very complimentary
of AVRO News and its content and
Within this month’s edition you will they can and cannot do, and what is
see a feature on two new members the best and safest approach again
coming on board with AVRO.
based on the skills, knowledge and
experience of the operator – which I
Firstly, Alpha Recovery - based in have to say Highways England are
the northeast of England, they are a very receptive to and are very keen
well-established operator and have to ensure they are given a direct line
invested heavily in their vehicles of communication with operators
and equipment of late and for those and this is exactly what AVRO can
of you with a keen eye you will provide.
recognise them from their featuring
on the Winter Road Rescue series On that subject, for just short of
on Channel 5.
twelve months now, AVRO has
again been at the centre of regional
Secondly, we see On Point Recovery forums with Highways England
based in Berkshire – another across seven regions of England.
interesting article and in reading it
how many of you fellow operators Due to COVID-19 these meetings
can relate to starting as On Point have all been Teams based so far,
did with just two vehicles in 2017. but they have been well represented
Now operating several vehicles on the AVRO front with not only
with several specialist fully covered either me or a colleague in National
vehicles – two very professional Council but most importantly AVRO
operators and a very welcome members who are at the coal face of
addition to AVRO membership.
Contained within this edition on
page nine are details of Highways
England new Rescue Protocol. This
is intended for use with all roadside
recovery operators who work
and operate on the strategic road
I have said before and I will say network within England.
it again, AVRO News is here to
promote our membership and the I would encourage everyone to
wider roadside recovery industry familiarise yourself with this protocol.
across both the United Kingdom and
Republic of Ireland – so if you have AVRO
anything you want to suggest for and participated throughout the
inclusion or anything that will assist production of this rescue protocol
in our aim of promoting members and we were very pleased to have
and the industry then as always been involved.
please do contact me directly and I
will endeavour to include in one of What is always key in this matter is
our upcoming editions.
that the roadside recovery operator
is heard and is respected in what
These meetings on a regional basis
are the perfect forum for local issues
to be raised and discussed directly
with Highways England and equally
it gives HE a forum to discuss their
local issues with regional operators
and it allows everyone to learn from
each other just what they do and
what they can do. To date all seven
regions have now met, bar the South
East region but if I am correct this
region is due to meet this month.
With that, I would make a call to all
AVRO members within England.
If these regional forum meets are
something you would like to be part
of then please do contact me and I
will look to include you where I can.
You do not have to be an operator
on the HE vehicle removal scheme,
simply an operator in a specific HE