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Company mobility in the surroundings and road safety

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