BT praised for work-related road risk programme with royal award
His Royal Highness, Prince Michael of Kent approved the recommendation of the Judging Panel that BT should receive an award in recognition of its exemplary driver management programme. The judges were extremely impressed by BT’s comprehensive, management-led programmes, policies, processes and procedures for people who drive on company business and the extension of the programme to include a wide range of employees and their families.
The award was presented at the BT-hosted European Transport Safety Council’s Preventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees (PRAISE) conference in front of 150 attendees from a range of European businesses and government agencies.
Dave Wallington, BT’s group safety advisor, said: ‘We were delighted to accept this award in recognition of the sustained, long term nature of our programme, which has engaged almost 100,000 people through our online Starting Point driver risk assessment, monitoring and improvement programme supported by a range of targeted organisational, management, driver, vehicle and journey-based interventions.’
Ed Dubens, president and CEO of Interactive Driving Systems, whose Virtual Risk Manager system and tools has supported BT’s motor fleet risk programme over the past 10 years, said: ‘As far as we are aware, BT’s is the biggest and most sustained long term-work related risk management programme in the world, and we are delighted to have helped provide the tools, expertise and resources to have supported it from the beginning. There is no doubt that BT is an industry leader in this area and continues to show the way – by adopting approaches that many other organisations continue to wish to benchmark against.’