Venson & Commonwealth War Graves Commission Repair Day

In early 2023, National Windscreens worked with Venson, and their client Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), to provide inspections of their vehicles during a staff conference.

The CWGC vehicle fleet in the UK maintains the graves of over 340,000 casualties across more than 13,000 sites in the UK. The Commission was established in 1917 to honour the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars and ensures they will never be forgotten. CWGC’s work ranges from building and maintaining cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries and territories, to preservation of our extensive records and archives. Its values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were over 100 years ago.

The Commission’s annual conference allowed for operational staff and their vehicles to be in one place, at the same time. This was an efficient method for carrying out the windscreen checks for CWGC as it kept vehicle downtime to a minimum, with vehicles stood down rather than on the road carrying out their daily activities.

National Windscreens repair day fleet check

Dawn Milne, regional key account manager at National Windscreens, said: “We proactively inspect our fleet customers to minimise the impact on their business. Building relationships with our supply customers is essential for us. We are able to work in partnership with them to help their own clients. Working with Venson, we understood the ideal opportunity would be the CWGC annual conference in February.

I arrived on site at 8.45am with Reginald Black, an experienced technician. Reginald carried out walk round checks of the vehicles onsite, until the initial sets of keys came out from the drivers.”

“In total, we checked 38 vehicles and carried out just seven repairs with no screen replacements. It was a successful day, and we were pleased to be able to conduct a thorough and convenient fleet check for CWGC and Venson,” said Dawn.

Call us on 01827 338941 for more information on fleet partnerships with National Windscreens.