McGovern Plant Hire announces Xwatch partnership
22 August 2023
McGovern Plant Hire has revealed a strategic collaboration with Xwatch Safety Solutions that it says will enhance on-site safety in the construction industry for its customers.
The partnership will see McGovern utilise the XW4 and XW5 safety systems from Xwatch into its new fleet of tracked and wheeled excavators from Hitachi, which is an Xwatch OEM supply partner.
The systems are optimised for sites with restricted height zones and busy sites with continuous personnel and machinery movement, which McGovern says will “enable operators to adjust the arm height and cab slew to fit the specific needs of the site and task” and “ensures the effective implementation of enhanced safety measures” thanks to the ability to input parameters into the onboard computer.
Shane Sherbourne, managing director, McGovern Plant Hire, said, “Xwatch Safety Solutions go hand in hand with Hitachi Construction Machinery; with Xwatch we take pride in its innovative safety systems, and Hitachi we thrive knowing their second-to-none performance machinery.
“Our most recent order from HCMUK came with a large selection of excavators fitted with Xwatch height and slew safety systems. This means that when our mixed fleet of tracked and wheeled excavators arrive to our clients on site, we know that when they work on sites with restricted height zones, or on bustling sites with continually moving personnel and machinery, the arm height and cab slew can be restricted to meet the need of the site and job at hand.”
Jemma Dycer Hopkins, business manager, Xwatch Safety Solutions, added, “We’re grateful for the trust McGovern and HCMUK has put in our products. Our systems help keep their operations safe, and that gives peace of mind to both McGovern and their customers.”