SAFE: Awards commend road risk management
Numerous fleet industry members are today celebrating after Brake announced the winners of their 2013 Fleet Safety Awards.
The Arval-sponsored gala dinner award ceremony was held yesterday at the St. John’s Hotel, Solihull, with more than 200 guests in attendance.
Altogether, 103 entries were received from 40 organisations for various awards, which recognise achievements in road risk management.
Here is the full list of winners in the 2013 Fleet Safety Awards:
Fleet Safety Analysis and Action Award
Company Driver Safety Awards
ASDA Grocery Home Shopping (larger fleets category) and ABB Ireland Ltd (smaller fleets category)
Road Safety in the Community Award
Michelin, for innovative approach to engaging young people on road safety
Eco Fleet Award
Fleet Safety Innovation Award
Ringway Eurovia Ltd
Fleet Safety Partnership Award
ASDA Grocery Home Shopping and Interactive Driving Systems
Fleet Safety Product Award
Safe Vehicles Award
Best Newcomer to Road Risk Management
Clare Habbin, Ringway Eurovia Ltd
Road Risk Manager of the Year Award
Alan Gallagher, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety
James Sutherland, Peak Performance
Fleet Safety Innovation Award
Eurovia Group Ltd, for its company-wide road safety campaign, Drive for Life
For the first time in ten years, the road safety charity combined the Awards with their Fleet Safety Conference, which was held in the afternoon.
More than 100 attendees heard speakers discuss topics including partnership working, in-vehicle technology and community engagement.
Manager guidance reports on the topics discussed will be published by Brake over the coming months, and made available to conference delegates and Brake subscribers.
Delegates heard case studies from experienced practitioners, including a presentation from Caroline Meek, Head of HSEA at Network Rail, on successfully partnering with suppliers to improve fleet safety.
Expert academic speakers also presented cutting-edge safety research, including Dr Lisa Dorn, Director of the Driving Research Group at Cranfield University, who discussed the impact of in-vehicle technology on driver behaviour.
Roz Cumming, Professional Engagement Manager at Brake, said: “We are delighted to have brought together the Fleet Safety Conference and Awards this year, to combine our celebration of life-saving achievements in fleet and road safety with our programme of expert speakers sharing best practice and research.
“Brake would like to thank all of our speakers, and congratulate all the award winners and highly commended entrants for their impressive work.”
Tracey Scarr, CSR Manager at Arval, added: “Arval is proud to sponsor the Fleet Safety Awards for the sixth consecutive year, and would like to congratulate all of this year’s winners and highly commended entries for their fantastic achievements.
“Road safety is vital to everyone, so it is heartening to see so many companies actively working to make our roads safer.”
Brake is an independent road safety charity, existing to stop the five deaths and 66 serious injuries that happen on UK roads every day and to care for families bereaved and seriously injured in road crashes.
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