David Campbell, Group Health, Safety and Environment Director for Eurovia has been highly commended in the BRAKE Road Risk Manager of the Year Award in the Fleet Safety Forum Awards for Excellence 2011.
The awards, which are an initiative by the road safety charity BRAKE, recognised the department’s innovative solution for the crash risks between company cars and commercial vehicles.
The award, which builds on the earlier success of a ROSPA Gold Award in the category of Management of Road Risk, was awarded to David Campbell for his implementation of Vigiroute Champions, part of the Driver Risk programme Vigiroute. 18 Vigiroute champions were appointed to manage the process within each division. Any crash occurrence will be investigated by the divisional manager and a detailed incident analysis will be undertaken. Following this, the driver involved will be given training and monitored from then on. To assist in this process, an innovative vehicle monitoring system called Masternaut is used in the investigation of commercial vehicle crashes. The Masternaut Commercial Vehicle Tracking System gives a clear view of the crash site as well as the vehicle activity leading up to the event as well as drivers patterns in the previous weeks and months.
David Campbell, Group Health, Safety and Environment Manager for Eurovia, says “Receiving the award is excellent news in our first time of entering this prestigious category. It has allowed us to gain external recognition for our programme and the way it has been implemented. We can now look forward to the future and further schemes and solutions. We will soon be improving the way we measure the frequency of the crashes which will help us pick out further trends as well as being able to accurately measure our success.”
The scheme forms part of its Vigiroute road awareness campaign, which included Eurovia’s International Safety Day and Drive for Life campaign. Eurovia hosted the International Safety Day in 2011 which gathered 40,000 employees across company sites all across the world to discuss prevention and occupational health and safety. The Drive for Life campaign is an employee prevention campaign launched in 2002 which has already led to a 20% reduction in road-accident frequency rates. The greener, safer driving scheme aims to reduce road traffic incidents involving its people.