They’re round, they can be big, they can be small but their most important job is to keep vehicles on the road.
Here at TOR2 we have a few vehicles to carry out all our different services, which of course means quite a few tyres to maintain, so come and meet Mark. It is his job to keep our fleet moving.
This is Mark. He has worked looking after our tyres for 16 years, first with Torbay Council and now with TOR2, keeping all of our 160 vehicles on the road. Ranging from the little tyres used by the parks teams equipment to the larger tyres that go on the bigger vehicles, such as the bin lorries.
Mark has one busy job as all our tyres are done in house, and they are all looked after by Mark. He carries out a variety of jobs, some of which include; re-grooving, puncture repairs, and turning tyres on the rim, working hard to keep the fleet going. Thanks Mark 🙂
Can you guess what the longest part of the job is? I know I wouldn’t have guessed it, but it is blowing up the tyres would you believe? We take health and safety very importantly so Mark has to use a special cage and make sure he is wearing all the correct protective clothing before he even starts that long process of blowing up the tyre.
If you thought Marks job was done, you thought wrong. It is also his job to do a fleet check of all our vehicles to make sure they’ve got the correct tread depths as well as checking the tyre pressures to make sure they are set at the legal requirements, but also checking both these things are correct can save fuel.
Mark is there to keep all our vehicles on the road, just some of the vehicles he looks after the tyres for are the grass cutters, roadsweepers, recycling vehicles, and the bin lorries, and that is only a few of them! Marks aim is get those vehicles back out on the road as soon as possible, so they can complete the job they need to do. This means he has spare wheels stored and ready to go, so the teams can be in and out quickly.
On an average day Mark can do between 2 and 10 tyres, but who can predict when a tyre will need an emergency change or repair? So, for Mark, there is no average day……
Hope you enjoyed learning more about Marks role.
To see him in action watch our video below.