Three companies from the Highways England supply chain were recognised as new DfBB Champions on Wednesday for the efforts in improving management of work-related road risk and the reduction of collisions within their businesses. Certificates were presented at the SH Live event by Highways England Chief Executive Jim O’Sullivan.

Kier Highways is a specialist highways asset maintenance and management business, carrying out maintenance contracts and projects. They have over 3,700 drivers and around 2,000 vehicles

  • Collision Frequency Rate down by 51%
  • Damage repair cost per vehicle down by 73%
Specialist Vehicle risk management

Ringway Infrastructure Services is responsible for maintaining over 50,000 kms of the UK’s highways network, delivering specialist highway services across the largest highways maintenance portfolio within the UK, including strategic road network, DBFO motorway and trunk roads, and the local authority network. They manage in excess of 1,500 drivers and 1,100 vehicles

  • Commercial vehicle crashes down 14%
  • Company car crashes down 21%
  • Commercial vehicle crash damage costs down 23% (equates to a cash saving of £130,000)
  • Driver fault crashes in Ringway down 63%

Tarmac is the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. They manage almost 5,000 drivers and vehicles.

  • Harsh driving reduced by 50%
  • Speeding events down 75%
  • Road-related incidents down 53%
  • 38% reduction in wasted fuel (equating to £18,000)

Highways England encourage all their supply chain companies to get actively involved in Driving for Better Business and then champion improvements in the management of work-related road risk throughout their own supply chains and business networks.

“As employers, and supply chain managers, we’ve got to focus on work-related road safety. Public procurement has a very strong role to play in making our roads safer.”

Jim O’Sullivan, Highways England Chief Executive

Congratulations to all at Kier Highways, Ringway Infrastructure Services and Tarmac for their work in reducing collisions. You can read their full case studies, and those of our other Champions here: