Life-saving achievements come to fore at 2011 Fleet Safety Forum Awards
Sponsored by Arval, the awards were held on Thursday 9 June at a dinner at the Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire, with more than 270 guests.
The awards are run by the Fleet Safety Forum, a division of road safety charity Brake, to recognise the achievements of those working in the field of road risk management.
The 2011 Fleet Safety Forum Award winners are:
• Safe Vehicles Award: Ocado
• Fleet Safety Innovation Award: Tesco Dotcom
• Fleet Safety Partnership Award: Peak Performance and Groupama Insurance
• Fleet Safety Product Awards: TISS Security Systems for the TankSafe "Impregnable" Security & Safety Device; and SmartDrive for SmartDrive Safety (joint winners)
• Fleet Safety Analysis and Action Award: Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet Services
• Eco Fleet Award: Addison Lee
• Company Driver Safety Awards: Cummins (large fleet sub-category); and Iron Mountain (small to medium fleet sub-category)
• Road Safety in the Community Award: CEMEX
• Road Risk Manager of the Year Awards: Richard Hill, VolkerRail
• Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety: Dave Abbott, Cardinus Risk Management
For the Company Driver Safety Award, Iron Mountain were recognised for developing a highly comprehensive approach to driver safety including a driver handbook – issued to drivers on a daily basis; a driver training prospectus; driver assessments which inform training; and post-incident coaching; all of which have contributed to a reduction in vehicle collisions of 47%.
Cumminss run a range of events and activities to raise awareness of road safety among drivers, including simulator demonstrations; have developed a global driver safety policy; and regular driver safety communications. The result is a 25% reduction in incidents in the first year.
Richard Hill of VolkerRail was awarded the Road Risk Manager of the Year Award for his introduction of a holistic approach to influencing cultural and behavioural driving activity within the company, ensuring that drivers are assessed, educated, trained, and fit and well to be behind the wheel. The initiatives and procedural changes he has introduced have resulted in a crash reduction of more than 66% since he started in post just two years ago.
Altogether, 35 companies were recognised as winners or highly commended in the 11 award categories. For a full list, visit: www.fleetsafetyforum.org