Due to the level of last minute interest, the deadline for entries to the Fleet Safety Forum Awards for Excellence has been extended to 1 April 2011. Organisations that have worked to improve fleet safety are being urged to enter the annual awards, organised by Brake, the road safety charity, which will be presented at a gala dinner at Alton Towers, Staffordshire on Thursday 9 June 2011.
Now in their 11th year, and sponsored by ARVAL, these prestigious awards recognise the achievements of those working to help reduce the number of costly, and in many cases fatal, road crashes involving at-work drivers. Last year’s winners included Arriva, ETS Distribution, Johnsons Coaches and FTX Logistics.
Entries are invited from organisations running any type of fleet, and from companies that provide products or services to fleets, who have worked to improve safety. Awards are available in ten categories. Two new categories have been introduced for 2011:
* Fleet Safety Innovation Award for the fleet service provider or fleet operator that has developed a pioneering approach to fleet safety in 2010 with greatest success.
* Fleet Safety Partnership Award for the fleet service provider and fleet operator partnership that has delivered the most outstanding results.
Other categories include:
* Company Driver Safety Award for the organisation that has implemented initiatives that do most to promote safe driving among employees.
* Eco Fleet Award for the organisation that has done the most to improve safety and the environment by introducing green initiatives, from innovative travel plans, to fuel efficient driving and more.
* Fleet Safety Analysis and Action Award for the organisation that has implemented the most effective procedures for carrying out risk assessments, crash data analysis, and introducing tailored interventions.
* Fleet Safety Product Award for the product that does the most to improve fleet safety through innovation.
* Road Safety in the Community Award for the organisation that has worked hardest with its local community to improve road safety for all road users.
* Safe Vehicles Award for the organisation that has implemented the most effective maintenance procedures and technology to improve the safety of its vehicles.
* Road Risk Manager of the Year Award for the risk or fleet manager who has implemented exemplary road risk management policies with proven results.
* Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety for the individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in their commitment to road safety, not just within the company but also the wider community. Individuals cannot enter this Award themselves, but can nominate someone else within the industry by emailing email@example.com.
To see a full list of last year’s results, visit www.fleetsafetyforum.org and click on ‘Awards’ (editors can click here).
Whether entering an award or not, organisations are invited to attend the awards dinner, which will include a drinks reception, three course meal, and an evening of entertainment, fundraising and dancing! Tickets cost £110 each or £1000 for a table of ten. As an extra incentive, a year’s subscription to the Fleet Safety Forum is FREE with every table booking.
A charity auction and casino will take place on the night, with all funds going to Brake, the road safety charity, to help fund their life-saving educational work and care services for road crash victims.
To book tickets for the dinner dance or request an entry form contact Brake on 01484 559909 firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry forms must be returned by email by Friday 1 April 2011.
The Fleet Safety Forum is a long standing division of Brake, the road safety charity. It provides an invaluable subscription service to support organisations in managing their occupational road risk, reducing crashes and saving lives. It also helps companies to save on the costs associated with collisions and badly maintained vehicles, such as insurance and fuel costs. For more info, go to www.fleetsafetyforum.org.
Caroline Perry, events and marketing manager at Brake, says: ‘The Awards present a fantastic opportunity to receive national recognition for your commitment to fleet safety. We had a record number of entries in 2010, with more and more fleets acting positively to manage risk, improve safety, and save money and the environment. We hope to see the trend continuing into 2011, and urge all types of organisation to get involved by entering and participating in a great night’s entertainment and networking.’
Tracey Young, Fleet & Road Safety Manager for ARVAL, says: ‘Arval is proud to sponsor the 2011 Fleet Safety Forum Awards. Road safety is vital; companies cannot afford to neglect their duty of care responsibilities for the safety of their drivers. That’s why we work in partnership with Brake, and its customers, to develop and implement risk management and road safety policies that will help protect employees, pedestrians and all other road users.’
Lynne Beale, Group Risk Manager for Arriva, who won the Company Driver Safety Award in 2010 says: “Road safety is of utmost importance to us; it’s at the core of all we do here at Arriva. This award illustrates that we are at the forefront of road safety performance.”
Notes for editors:
Brake is an independent national road safety charity. Brake exists to stop the six deaths and 70 serious injuries that happen on UK roads every day and to care for families bereaved and seriously injured in road crashes. Brake produces educational road safety literature, runs community training programmes and runs events including Road Safety Week (21-27 November 2011). Brake’s Fleet Safety Forum provides up-to-date fleet safety resources to fleet managers and runs a year-round programme of events. Brake’s support division cares for road crash victims through a helpline and other services.
The Fleet Safety Forum is a dedicated, not-for-profit service for fleet managers run by road safety charity Brake. It provides up-to-the-minute guidance, information and research on a broad range of road risk management topics. Subscribers receive regular mailings with guidance sheets and posters, an e-newsletter containing fleet safety best practice initiatives and research, access to the members’ area of the Fleet Safety Forum website, plus discounted invitations to conferences and workshops. Subscription costs from £90 +VAT. To subscribe call Brake on 01484 559909 or email email@example.com