London DVS ‘Direct Vision Standard’
Supplied and fitted £
1200 £1100 ex vat
TFL DEADLINE 1ST MARCH 2021 ( see below for allow list )
The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and safety permit for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) requires all lorries over 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight to be granted a permit to enter or operate in Greater London. The scheme was created to improve the safety of all road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists
The Direct Vision Standard measures how much an HGV driver can see directly through their cab windows. This indicates the level of risk to vulnerable road users, such as people walking and cycling, near the vehicle.
The Direct Vision Standard and HGV Safety Permit for HGVs is part of the Mayor of London’s Vision Zero plan to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on London’s transport network by 2041.
Required for compliance
- A fully operational Blind Spot camera monitoring system with an in cab monitor.
- A side detection sensor system with driver alerts to be fitted the near side of the vehicle.
- An audible *left-turn alarm to be fitted to the vehicle to warn road users when the vehicle is maneuvering left.
- Side-underrun protection with class V and VI mirrors.
- External pictorial stickers and markings shall be displayed on the vehicles to warn road users of hazards around the vehicle.
What we offer to meet compliance
- Left Hand Side Camera System : internally mounted LCD 7″ Colour Monitor and Externally mounted left hand side camera
- Brigade Side Scan System ; Externally mounted Left Turn Alarm warning pedestrians of vehicle turning left and Ultrasonic side scan system to alert driver of obstacles
- Installation Certificate
- Warning Stickers
TFL DEADLINE 1ST MARCH 2021
TFL has confirmed that the DVS Deadline Will Not Be Extended but Operators Who Apply Before March Can Expect Leniency.
With Brexit concerns and COVID lockdown, TFL have announced that whilst the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) deadline will not be extended, some leniency will be applied. However operators who fall short of the star rating requirement must make their applications before 1st March deadline even if they have not yet fitted equipment to vehicles. This will add them to an “allow list” to prevent them from receiving fines.
Operators must still apply for permits prior to 1st March and prove that they have both purchased products and have a fitting organised. This will provide operators with up to 90 extra days to complete fitment. We are working closely with TFL and Logistics UK to understand how we can support customers with regards to this latest announcement.
For example, TFL will now aim to process multi-applications within 10 days rather than 28, single-vehicle applications will be processed within one working day of receipt. Manufacturers will also be issuing star rating certificates for new vehicles which will further speed up the process.
What Should Operators Do to Join the Allow List?
Owners of zero-star-rated vehicles are required to fit safe systems and then apply for their permit with photographic evidence of installation. The process for getting these vehicles on the allow list is as follows.
1. Operators must submit evidence from the fitter/garage concerned on branded documentation with details of their appointment and Vehicle Registration Number(s), before 1 March, emailing with attachments to DVSGracePeriod@TfL.gov.uk. We will provide a booking form to show dates when vehicle/s are booking and what equipment is being installed, we will require company name, registration number / chassis number and invoice paid. A £250 non refundable deposit for any appointments canceled by the customer after the booking form has been issued
2. TfL will review the request and send written confirmation of the outcome: if the request is accepted, the vehicle will be added to the “allow list” and avoid Penalty Charge Notices for infractions of DVS Safety Permit infractions for up to 90 days after 1 March. Operators requiring safe systems must take action before 1 March 2021 to get that work scheduled. Those informing us of a delay after this date will not be eligible for the grace period.
3. As soon as Safe System equipment has been fitted, the DVS Permit Application process must be followed as set out at https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/deliveries-in-london/delivering-safely/direct-vision-in-heavy-goods-vehicles/apply-for-an-hgv-safety-permit applying with the required photographic evidence.
Night Mode KIT UPGRADE £95 ex vat
- Night Mode button to switch off the turn alarm for vehicles working between 23.00 – 07.00
ADVANCED KIT UPGRADE £275 ex vat
- Night Mode button to switch off the turn alarm between 23.00 – 07.00
- Speed control system – turns off turn alarm above 12mph
We can also offer to meet TFL FORS and Clocks Packages
- 4 way HD Camera DVR
- LED Lighting Packages
- Pedestrian Awareness Systems
Our 4 Way camera system consists of a 1080p HD 4 channel DVR, with a 1TB Hard Disk, 7″ Colour LCD monitor, 4x 1080p HD camera
Our pedestrian awareness system from Brigade uses a set of externally mounted sensors down the left side of the vehicle alerting the driver of pedestrians and obstacles with a internal alarm to warn the driver and a external to warn pedestrian the vehicle is turning left
Lighting Packs consist of front and rear LED Amber Beacons and a LED Roof Mounted Light Bar
Installation Certificate Supplied for all equipment supplied and existing equipment tested