ESB Host First Cross-Industry Forum

Last week in Newbridge, Co Kildare, saw the hosting of the first Cross-Industry Forum on Road Safety in Ireland.  This successful half-day event is an inspired initiative by the ESB and is just one of a number of elements of the company's "Road Safety Strategy 2013-2020: Our Journey To Excellence".

Leading road safety champions and DriverFocus clients, ESB, ABB, Irish Rail, SSE and Ervia were joined by representatives from eir, An Post, KTL, KN Networks and other organisations to share their experience and best-practices in managing work-related road risk.  Well-planned and ably facilitated, there was fantastic, active participation from all, in the series of workshops, which covered a wide-range of driving-related topics including grey fleet, driver behaviour, telematics, audits, distraction, driver communications, driving for work policies and daily vehicle checks. 

DriverFocus and FTA Ireland were invited along to support the forum with stands featuring relevant information and resources.

At the close, strong interest expressed for the next event, with several offers to host - a definite sign that the Forum was heading in the right direction!

Further information: ESB Road Safety Strategy 2013-2020

Related: Kudos to ESB (LinkedIn Post)

Fleet Safety Award Winner ABB Features In Guardian

ABB Limited won at the 2013 UK Fleet Safety Awards having worked with DriverFocus to survey all its drivers and assess their risk of collision. Those deemed a medium-to-high risk were given a one-to-one session with a professional advanced driver, followed by guidance on key areas where they could improve.

Mark Sage, Country Sustainability Manager at ABB Ltd, says: “The Safe Driving for Work Programme is tied into an online platform where managers can see how their drivers have performed, their licensing credentials, and what online courses they’ve completed. “Since its inception in 2009, the programme has seen a reduction in motor claim costs of over 50%.”.

Source: Guardian UK