Prevent Drive Aways

We have added a new component to our Salvo range of drive-away prevention systems, Salvo Chock. The unit removes the risk of accidental drive-aways occurring during loading operations by forcing operatives to chock vehicles before loading can begin.

Salvo Chock introduces discipline into the chocking procedure by interlocking the chock to the loading bay. If the chock is not correctly fitted, the bay door cannot be opened. Like all of the existing products in the Salvo range, Salvo Chock relies on Castell's time-proven trapped-key technology. Once the driver has positioned the vehicle at the bay, the chock is collected and positioned. Depressing the foot pedal three times clamps the two halves of the chock together around the wheel and releases the trappedl key.

Salvo Chock is now tightly clamped and cannot be removed unless the coded Castell key is reinserted.

The key is transferred to the control switch located at the loading bay, which will allow the loader inside the warehouse to open the door.

To remove Salvo Chock, the loader must first close the loading bay door. The driver can then remove the key and return to the chock. Inserting the key will enable pumping of the pedal to release the pressure and subsequent removal of the chock. It should be noted that the key cannot be removed while the chock is in its free state.


#1 Vehicle is positioned at loading bay. Salvo Chock is collected and positioned to wheel. Salvo Chock ratchet bar can be adjusted to suit various wheel sizes. Key is trapped in Salvo chock until fitted.



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Wincanton - Gloucester

'Ultimately, Salvo offered us a robust, cost-effective solution that our workforce had faith in', says Mark Ford, Assistant General Manager at the site. 'Our warehouse staff are now more comfortable in their working environment and our drivers have taken to the system quite readily.'

Alex Oxley, Arla's Dispatch Area Manager, speaks of Salvo in glowing terms:

'From a health and safety point of view, it's the best thing I've ever seen. The drivers don't mind using it and I certainly wouldn't be without it.'