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    • Company Mobility in the Surroundings and Road Safety Problems Adam Briggs TISPOL Executive Committee Member United Kingdom
    • Personal Profile
      • Recently retired Deputy Chief Constable
      • 31 years Police Service in 3 UK Forces
      • Member of ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) for 7 years.
      • Worked at Strategic Level on Roads Policing
    • Personal Profile
      • Chair of ACPO Roads Policing Operations Forum
      • Chair of ACPO Roads Policing Enforcement Technology Committee
      • ACPO Lead for Speed and Safety Cameras
      • Former President of TISPOL
      • Currently Member of TISPOL Council & Executive Committee
    • TISPOL
      • TISPOL is the European Traffic Police Network
      • Currently has 30 member states from the European Union plus Norway and Switzerland.
      • “ Crossing Borders to Save Lives”
      • Share good practice and work together on high profile campaigns
      • “ Lifesaver” Project about to conclude.
    • Presentation in Brief
      • Current Road Safety Position in Europe
      • Emerging Road Safety Problems
      • European Commission Viewpoint & Action
      • UK Police Perspective
      • Commercial World Perspective
      • Case Study – TESCO.com
      • Can Legislation & Guidance Help?
      • Conclusions
    • Current Road Safety Situation in Europe
      • 34,500 road deaths in EU 27 (2009)
      • Down by 36% since 2001
      • 3 times as many employees die or are seriously injured while driving on company business than in any other work environment
      • Much progress made by all involved but needs to be maintained
    • Ongoing Road Safety Problems
      • 3 Killers – most common factors
        • Speed – excessive or inappropriate
        • Drink / Drug Driving
        • None Wearing of Seat Belts
    • Emerging Road Safety Issues
      • Powered Two Wheelers (PTW’s)
      • Young drivers
      • Racing
      • Thrill seeking
      • Drugs (illegal and medicine)
      • Ageing population
      • Fatigue
      • Workplace Road Safety
    • Workplace Related Road Accidents – EC Viewpoint
      • Fatigue & Speeding are most common causes of accident amongst drivers of;
        • Lorries
        • Coaches
        • Company Cars.
      • “ Work related road accidents are the leading cause of death at the workplace in industrialised countries” – EC Care Database 2011
    • Workplace Related Road Accidents – EC Action
      • Driving Time – fatigue a factor in 20% of heavy commercial vehicle crashes. EU laws regulate driving time of drivers.
      • Transport of Dangerous Goods - Heavily regulated area.
      • Navigation Assistance – The EU “Heavyroute” Project developed a route guidance and driver support system for heavy goods vehicles.
      • Overloading – this is unsafe and results in additional road maintenance costs. Weight in Motion Scheme seeks to enforce regulations.
    • Workplace Related Road Accidents – A Police Perspective
      • Big area of concern
      • Police Officers most at risk from vehicle related dangers
      • Problems Include;
        • Road network is a dangerous workplace
        • Highly Stressful Job
        • Pursuits
        • Fatigue
        • In-Car Distraction
    • Workplace Related Road Accidents – UK Police Action
      • Strict guidelines on use of equipment
      • National Driver Training Programme
      • National Policies on Response / Pursuit Situations
      • Hi-Visibility Garments
      • Robust incident recording
    • Commercial World Response
      • What is the commercial world doing about workplace related road accidents?
      • What more can be done?
      • Where does legislation fit
      • into the solution?
    • Case Study – TESCO.com
      • TESCO - worlds biggest online trader
      • Year 2000 – TESCO launches online shopping as tesco.com in the UK
      • Very soon, it employs 8,000 drivers
      • Makes 2,000 deliveries per day
      • Road Safety quickly
      • became a concern
    • Case Study – TESCO.com
      • Brought in a raft of initiatives
        • Managing Occupational Road Risk
        • Employed qualified driver trainers
        • Drivers taught to higher level
        • Include classroom based
        • input
        • Changed driver behaviour
        • and attitude – key feature
    • Case Study – TESCO.com
      • Initiatives - continued
        • In vehicles telematics such as
        • journey data recorders
        • Improve on vehicle safety checks
        • Improve on driving techniques
        • Promoted defensive driving skills
        • A Real Business Success Story !
    • Case Study - TESCO.com – Benefits Gained
      • Vehicle incident rates cut by 26% since 2005/6
      • Fleet damage cut by 90% saving £1m
      • Traffic offences committed by drivers reduced by 60%
      • Fuel Consumption down 11% saving £1.4m per year
      • No single serious injury or fatal crash despite vehicles travelling more than 60 million miles per annum.
      • Other grocery delivery services are available !
    • Can Legislation & Guidance Help?
      • Two Examples of UK Legislation & Guidance –
        • The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
          • Companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of a duty of care.
          • http://www.hse.gov.uk/corpmanslaughter/
        • Driving at Work – Managing Work-related Road Safety (Dept for Transport & Health & Safety Executive)
        • www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg382.pdf
    • Ongoing European Project
      • “ PRAISE” - Preventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees
      • ETSC Project (European Transport Safety Council)
      • Its aim is to “praise” best practices in order to help employers secure high road safety standards for their employees.
    • Conclusions
      • Leadership with clear direction is crucial
      • Staff attitude and behaviour is key
      • Company driver’s then feel valued
      • Managing Occupational Road Risk must be taken seriously at high level
      • National Standards should be in place
    • Conclusions - Cont.
      • Savings can be made in human life and injuries reduced
      • Profitability of commercial companies can be improved in a difficult financial climate
      • Communication is vital with managers & drivers needing to know what is trying to be achieved
    • None of us are perfect !!
    • Thank You for your attention