Safety as standard for emergency vehicles
Reliable, safe and dependable.
That’s the mantra Pailton applies to the steering systems it designs for emergency service vehicles.
In Britain, the Department of Health requires that ambulance services reach life-threatening calls in just eight minutes. For the five services, engines aim to be dispatched from the station within one minute and 40 seconds of answering the first emergency call. But, how do designers and production engineers help these fundamental services meet this level of efficiency?
Emergency vehicles must be designed to perform to the highest standard, even when travelling at high speeds. The design of the vehicle, and its internal components, cannot falter on safety and security — especially for medical vehicles that will be carrying casualties.
Pailton Engineering has worked closely with leading designers and production engineers in this sector. Today, we are proud to be the steering specialist of choice for many emergency vehicle manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that produce components for this niche vehicle market.
Our reputation in the sector is a testament to our expertise and experience. But, don’t just take our word for it, our accreditations speak for themselves.
We have an impressive record of continuous improvement and accreditation, and our quality management certification, ISO/TS 16949:2009, is just one example of our dedication to quality.
Why does this matter?
The ISO/TS 16949 quality management system was developed by the International Automation Task Force (IATF) in partnership with the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and recognises the prevention of manufacturing defects, the reduction of waste and a commitment to continuous improvement. Put simply, it proves that we care about what we do.
We’ve also achieved BS EN ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, but you can find out more about our quality engineering here.
Otherwise, if you’re looking for ambulance, fire engine or even bespoke steering systems for emergency service vehicles, you can see our full range of products here.