“The Driving for Better Business programme works on the simple idea that employers
have a role to play in the safety of drivers.”
“The programme provides information and resources to employers to help them make effective interventions with their drivers
and vehicles to improve safety and risk management. The absolute clincher in adopting this is that it saves much more than it costs.”
“It is genuinely better business!”
Jim O’Sullivan Chief Executive, Highways England
Strong leadership delivers business benefits
Our Business Champions are employers that are prepared to step forward to champion good practice in work related road safety by sharing their own stories – the challenges they faced, how they met those challenges, and the benefits they’ve seen as a result.
Being a Business Champion is about demonstrating strong and effective leadership.
“The Clancy Group Board of Directors support the Fleet Safety Management and Compliance team in their work. The benefits the team bring to the business in making all our drivers behave in a more professional manner is totally aligned to our Group’s Mission statement ‘To make life better for all our families”
“We firmly believe that all our people, including our supply chain, come to work and must go home safe – in body and in mind. We try to be very passionate when it comes to managing and leading health, safety and wellbeing, keeping our message fresh, appropriate and genuine, while making all levels in our organisation visible, accessible and inclusive. We are proud to be part of Driving for Better Business and hope we can work with all the partners to make our roads safer.”
“The health, safety and welfare of our people is fundamental to our continued success and this brings us to acknowledge that driving for work is a high risk activity that we need to manage. I have a vision of excellence in driving standards that reflects us a brand. Be it in the neatness that we park, the respectful manner in which we drive through a city centre, the clinical structure as we drive in convoy, the way we demonstrate the full performance of our vehicles on track; all driving should be done in a McLaren way, to a standard of excellence admired by onlookers.”
“Driving is the single most dangerous work activity for our staff. Over recent years we’ve had a clear focus on reducing the number of accidents and serious injuries through raising awareness, changing behaviours and training our people.”
“Amey is one of the largest and most diverse companies working for the public and regulated sectors in the UK, with the ultimate aim of creating better places for people to live, work and travel. To help us deliver this aim, the Amey Executive Team fully support the work of our Group Fleet & Plant Team in their work in improving the safety, efficiency and professionalism of our employees and supply chain partners who are driving at work.”
“We operate one of the largest HGV fleets on London’s roads and undertake highways work in close proximity to members of the public, so it is imperative that our activities are done in the safest possible way. ISO39001 ensures that we clarify risks, identify and evaluate shortcomings and improvement opportunities, and implement measurable improvements to the way we work. We are constantly striving to make our activities safer, and this system gives us the oversight to make sure we’re getting it right.”
“The safety of our colleagues and other road users is of utmost importance. Everything we do as a business centres on our commitment to being 100% Safe. The investment we have made in training initiatives and in telematics has helped reinforce this message in all aspects of our business.”
Do any of your staff drive as part of their job?
Maybe you have a sales team, regional managers, service engineers, delivery drivers or even staff using their own cars for business journeys.
Driving is often seen as a consequence of a job rather than a safety-critical aspect yet it is well-established as one of the highest risk activities that most employees will ever undertake. Failure to manage that risk doesn’t just put drivers and other road users at risk. It can put directors and senior managers, reputations – even the business itself at risk.
The good news is that managing it well can bring significant benefits in terms of reducing risk, controlling costs and enhancing efficiency. In short – it makes good business sense.
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