PRAISEPreventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees

Promoting best practice in road safety at work

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Using the roads is a necessary part of our working lives. But it's an ordinary activity that leads to an incredibly high level of injury and death.

ETSC's PRAISE project addresses the safety aspects of driving at work and driving to work. Its aim is to promote best practice in order to help employers secure high road safety standards for their employees.

It is estimated that in Europe six out of ten work accidents resulting in death are road crashes, including both crashes while driving for work and commuting crashes. Source: Eurogip

PRAISE aims:

  • advance the need for work-related Road Safety Management and provide the know-how to employers who must take on that challenge;
  • raise the work-related road safety standards of EU Member States and carry out advocacy work at the EU level;
  • communicate the message that work-related road safety should include road safety at work (driving on duty) but also road safety to work (commuting).

PRAISE is co-ordinated by the ETSC secretariat with the support of Fundación MAPFRE, the German Road Safety Council (DVR), the Belgian Road Safety Institute (IBSR) and the Dräger Foundation.

The PRAISE award

It is estimated that in Europe six out of ten work accidents resulting in death are road crashes, including both crashes while driving for work and commuting crashes. Source: Eurogip

A key part of the PRAISE programme is a competition that aims to spur companies throughout the EU to tackle road safety at work. The award is presented annually to employers identified for responsibly taking on the road safety challenge.

Past winners have included Arriva Denmark, The Hellenic Air Force, Bolk Transport, Royal Dutch Shell, VolkerRail Ltd, Electricity Supply Board, KTL and British Telecom. Winners receive positive recognition of efforts they have made to improve road safety from ETSC, a leading voice in transport safety at the EU level – with members across the continent. Winners are invited to a high-profile event in Brussels, which includes networking opportunities with policymakers and other organisations active in the field.

Apply now for the 2015 award.

Previous winners

2014 - Arriva Denmark (Large company); The Hellenic Air Force (Public authority) and Bolk transport (SME)

2012 - Royal Dutch Shell (multinational) & VolkerRail (SME)

2011 - Electricity Supply Board (multinational) & KTL (SME)

2010 - British Telecom

PRAISE Awards 2015

Applications are now open for the PRAISE Awards 2015. If your organisation has a road safety programme and the results to prove it, we want to hear from you.

Publications

For earlier PRAISE publications, please see the archive of the previous PRAISE project website.

Managing the Road Risk of Van Fleets

The purpose of this report is to give an overview of van safety issues in Europe, and to encourage...

Managing Road Risk at Work – Case Study: ESB

Case study: ESB ETSC’s PRAISE project addresses the safety aspects of driving at work and driving to work. Its aim...

The Business Case for Managing Road Risk at Work

This report gives an overview of the business case for employers to invest in a Work-Related Road Risk Management (WRRRM) programme....

Managing Road Risk at Work – Case Study: Iron Mountain

Case study: Iron Mountain ETSC’s PRAISE project addresses the safety aspects of driving at work and driving to work....

Work Related Road Safety Management Programmes

The report presents the main elements of Work Related Road Safety (WRRS) management as a means of addressing work-related...

Driving for Work: Managing Speed

This report offers employers an insight into tackling speeding amongst employees driving for work. Speeding can be defined as...

EU Social Rules and Heavy Goods Vehicle Drivers

This report aims to offer employers insight into tackling fatigue amongst HGV drivers. Fatigue is one of main risks...

Road Safety at Work Zones

The focus of this thematic report is improving safety for both employees and road users in relation to work...

Minimising In-Vehicle Distraction

This report aims at offering employers insight on how to minimise distractions, but to offer a clear and specific...

Safer Commuting to Work

This report aims to present how measures taken by employers to mitigate the commuting risk of their employees can...

Fitness to Drive

Driving is a demanding task and the risk of crash is high when individuals are not physically or mentally...

Fit for Road Safety:  From Risk Assessment to Training

This second thematic report aims to present how driver risk assessment and training can improve work related road safety....

How Can In-Vehicle Safety Equipment Improve Road Safety at Work?

This first thematic report aims to present how in-vehicle safety equipment can improve and manage work related road safety....

Events

Past events can be browsed on the archive site.

13 October 2014 – European Conference on Work-Related Road Safety, Brussels

The 4th Annual European PRAISE Conference on work-related road safety. Download the agenda here. Read the press release. Presentations...

25 June 2014 – Identify, Evaluate and Prevent Occupational Road Risks, Brussels

The Belgian Road Safety Institute and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) co-organised a seminar in Brussels on managing...

12 June 2014 – Managing Road Safety Risks, Bilbao

The Mapfre Foundation and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) held a seminar in Bilbao on managing work-related road...

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