Exel and Amylum UK demo road safety to Greenwich schools

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MIRROR, SIGNAL, MANOEUVRE….Primary school children aged 4 -11 are to become more familiar with lorries as part of a road safety initiative - learning concepts such as 'blind spots' and how drivers use mirrors. Visited by the Mayor of Greenwich Cllr. Don Austin and John Furlonger from the Chamber of Commerce - 200 children at the Millennium School (John Harrison Way) took part in TACS, ‘Truck and Child Safety’ demonstration on March 12. Trucks and tankers were driven up to the school itself to show the children the full scale of the vehicles. The children took part in TACS in their individual classes. The children learned by carrying out various tasks - establishing the distance they need to stand in front of the vehicle to be seen by the driver, where the blind spots are around the vehicle, and the relative size and noise of the truck in comparison with other road vehicles. A demonstration involving bicycles was also used to show the importance of taking care as a cyclist behind large-scale vehicles. Starting with the Millennium School, it is intended that all Primary Schools in the borough will be able to benefit from this scheme. Organised by Exel, the global leader in supply chain logistics, and supported by Amylum UK (part of the Tate & Lyle Group) the scheme is designed to improve child road safety and awareness, particularly in busy urban areas. 'We hope that the scale and originality of this scheme impresses upon children the need to be seen to be safe,' said Bob Hough, Site Manager Amylum UK. 'It’s a good lesson to learn for all types of road traffic.' 'We are delighted to be working in partnership with Amylum to deliver this important message to children. The work being undertaken in Greenwich is part of a nationwide programme designed by Exel to heighten the awareness of the dangers of large vehicles,' said Neil Ripley, Managing Director of Exel’s Special Products business. All primary age children in Greenwich will have the opportunity to take part in TACS this year, and it is hoped the scheme will be adopted in other London boroughs. For more information, please contact: Rebecca Salt/Nicola Pitt Exel Press Office, 01908 244139 / 244011
Amylum UK is part of the Tate & Lyle Group. Tate & Lyle is a global leader in carbohydrate processing. The Group's brands and high quality ingredients add value to consumer products around the world. Tate & Lyle has a long tradition of supporting the communities in which it operates. For more information: www.tateandlyle.com Exel is the global leader in supply chain management, providing customer focused solutions to a wide range of manufacturing and retail industries. Exel’s comprehensive range of innovative logistics solutions encompasses the complete supply chain from design and consulting through freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution services to integrated information management and e-commerce support. Exel, a UK listed company, has turnover of over £4.5 billion (US$6.5 billion) and employs more than 60,000 people in 1,300 locations in over 120 countries worldwide. Exel’s customers include over two thirds of the world’s largest, quoted non-financial companies. More information is available at www.exel.com.

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