Health, Safety & Environmental BulletinBulletins highlight issues that will be experienced throughout the industry, and prove a useful tool to encourage the raising of standards and awareness of health and safety issues industry wide. No 566
4 May 2017
Xmo Strata Sign Engineer, Paul Slater and SHEQ Auditor, Lawrence Allen have been given driving safety awards by the GreenRoad Fleet Elite scheme, which uses in-vehicle technology to provide a computerised record of driver behavior.
These independently assessed accolades follow several initiatives that we have implemented to control the risk of driving to our employees. Several years ago, we implemented proactive driving licence monitoring, our staff have attended several training courses that include a safe driving course run by RoSPA, skid and ABS braking training conducted off-road on an airfield, in 2015 we implemented the vehicle tracking initiative that has measurably improved our performance as a business and earlier this year we developed a 20 module XmoHub on line complementary training module.
Since implementing a driver performance tracking system in 2015, and providing feedback to drivers, the number of potentially unsafe events that the system tracks has substantially dropped, from 2.43 events per hour to 0.89 events per hour.
The number of miles driven per event has also improved significantly, from 21 miles per event to 59 miles per event.
This data shows we are improving our driving safety, but we cannot control other drivers so the risk of driving is still high. However, by being aware and following safe driving practices you can reduce the risk of being in an accident and be prepared and suitably trained to take appropriate action in an emergency.