PRAISE

Nominations now open for European road safety at work awards

Nominations now open for European road safety at work awards

ETSC has launched nominations for this year’s PRAISE awards in recognition of organisations that have made an outstanding commitment to improving work-related road safety. The competition is divided into three separate categories according to the size and type of the applicant organisations: SME (Small-Medium Enterprise), large company and public authority. The winners will be chosen by an independent panel of experts appointed by ETSC. Prioritising road safety can help the bottom line, improve working conditions for staff, and boost customer satisfaction. Winners are invited to a high-profile event in Brussels, which […]

Position Paper: Revision of 2003/59/EC on the Initial Qualification and Periodic Training of Drivers of Certain Road Vehicles for the Carriage of Goods or Passengers

Position Paper: Revision of 2003/59/EC on the Initial Qualification and Periodic Training of Drivers of Certain Road Vehicles for the Carriage of Goods or Passengers

The European Commission has published new proposals to revise qualification and training rules for lorry and bus drivers. ETSC welcomed the initiative but says the rules should be extended to van drivers and include elements on avoiding distraction. Data from 2014 show that 3,863 people were killed in collisions involving HGVs of more than 3.5 tons and 751 in those involving buses and coaches. But ETSC points out that more die in collisions involving vans, than with lorries (nearly 4,000 in 2012).  Van use […]

In memory of our friend Will

In memory of our friend Will

The ETSC team learned this week of the untimely passing of our friend and colleague Dr Will Murray. Dr Murray was a leading light in the field of road safety for more than 20 years. As a researcher, advisor on fleet safety and as founder of the UK road safety charity Brake. Over the last seven years he worked with ETSC – generously volunteering his time and expertise – as a key contributor to our PRAISE project on preventing death and serious injury in […]

19 October 2016 – European Conference on Work-Related Road Safety, Brussels

Preventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees Wednesday 19 October 2016, 10:00 -15:00, Brussels The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) held the 6th Annual European PRAISE Conference on work-related road safety in Brussels on 19 October. 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. It is estimated that in Europe six out of ten work accidents resulting in death are road collisions, including […]

Awards highlight the companies driving down road collisions at work

Awards highlight the companies driving down road collisions at work

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has announced the 2016 winners of the PRAISE awards, recognising organisations that have taken outstanding measures to improve the safety of their vehicle fleets. The winners will be honoured at a conference and award ceremony to be held in Brussels today Wednesday 19 October. Using the road for business is the leading cause of work-related deaths and injuries.  It is estimated that in Europe six out of ten work accidents resulting in death are road crashes, including both […]

Managing Road Risk at Work – Case study: BT

Managing Road Risk at Work – Case study: BT

Case study: BT 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. In this interview, David Wallington, Group Safety Advisor at BT, a communications provider based in the UK, discusses the organisation’s approach to applying road safety risk management in a large company. FACTFILE Company: BT Sector: Telecommunications Fleet: 33,000 vehicles (in the UK)

Managing Grey Fleet Safety: A Short Guide for Companies Whose Staff Drive Their Own Cars For Work

Managing Grey Fleet Safety: A Short Guide for Companies Whose Staff Drive Their Own Cars For Work

When a driver uses their own vehicle for work, they are still under the responsibility of the employer, and this presents a real challenge for managing associated work related road safety risk. Employers may think that it is easier to manage employees using their own cars for work, instead of a company car fleet. However once all of the considerations are taken into account this may not be the case. This guide has been produced to help organisations review and improve grey fleet management, […]

3 October 2016 – Preventing road accidents and injuries for the safety of employees, Lisbon

3 October 2016 – Preventing road accidents and injuries for the safety of employees, Lisbon

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), the Fundação MAPFRE and the Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa (PRP) have the pleasure of inviting you to a Portuguese PRAISE seminar. The PRAISE project “Preventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees” addresses road safety risks in the work context. The project was co-funded by the European Commission, and is now supported by the Fundação MAPFRE, the German Road Safety Council (DVR), the Belgian Road Safety Institute (IBSR/BIVV) as well as the Dräger Foundation. PRAISE aims to promote best practices […]

Managing Road Risk at Work – Case study: Kajon Taxi

Managing Road Risk at Work – Case study: Kajon Taxi

Case study: Kajon Taxi 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. In this interview, Juha Wallius from Kajon, a national taxi firm based in Finland, discusses the organisation’s approach to applying road safety risk management in a large taxi firm. FACTFILE Company: Kajon Taxi Sector: Taxi and minibus transport Fleet: 150 vehicles (4-45 passengers + wheelchair access)

Making Taxis Safer: Managing Road Risks for Taxi Drivers, their Passengers and Other Road Users

Making Taxis Safer: Managing Road Risks for Taxi Drivers, their Passengers and Other Road Users

The aim of this report is to give an overview of taxi safety issues across Europe. It will look at ways of managing the risk for taxi drivers and their passengers. The report will cover taxi safety issues in Europe, national and municipal licensing rules, and the main road risks taxi drivers are exposed to. With examples from across Europe, it will encourage taxi operators to apply good practice measures for their drivers and businesses.

Managing Road Risk at Work – Case Study: Transport for London

Managing Road Risk at Work – Case Study: Transport for London

Case study: Transport for London 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. In this interview, Glen Davies, Programme Manager, Freight & Fleet Programmes at Transport for London discusses the organisation’s approach to integrating road risk management in its supply chain for public works and contracting services. FACTFILE Company: Transport for London (2015 ETSC PRAISE Awards – Public authority […]

16 March 2016 – Business plan for road safety – reduction of costs through prevention

16 March 2016 – Business plan for road safety – reduction of costs through prevention

12.00 – 16.30 Stadthalle “Mons Tabor”, Koblenzer Str. 2, 56410 Montabaur The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), together with the German Road Safety Council, have the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar on work-related road safety to be held in Montabaur on 16th March 2016. The seminar will focus on the key issues affecting German employers in fleet and road-related risk management, and will feature invited experts from across Europe. The PRAISE project (Preventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees) […]

Reducing Road Risk at Work through Procurement

Reducing Road Risk at Work through Procurement

Organisations are increasingly aware of the business case for introducing road safety management programmes to reduce work-related road risk. The many benefits include reducing the numbers of preventable injuries, mitigating losses associated with collisions and boosting corporate social responsibility efforts. While efforts to manage road risk within an organisation can be driven by management in close cooperation with employees, it is also possible to exert influence throughout the supply chain. Responsibility starts with the purchaser who has a duty to ensure that the conditions […]

20 October 2015 – European Conference on Work-Related Road Safety, Brussels

20 October 2015 – European Conference on Work-Related Road Safety, Brussels

10.00 – 16.00 The Arc Room, The Square, Brussels The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) held the 5th Annual European PRAISE Conference on work-related road safety in Brussels on 20 October 2015. The conference brought together fleet safety managers, EU institutions, government representatives, and road safety experts to discuss the latest developments and priorities in work related road safety. The winners of the ETSC PRAISE awards 2015 were also announced. The program included contributions from leading occupational health and safety experts and featured presentations […]

Reducing road deaths and injuries at work – five companies recognised

Reducing road deaths and injuries at work – five companies recognised

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has announced the 2015 winners of its PRAISE awards recognising organisations that have taken outstanding measures to improve road safety at work. The winners, together with highlights of their road safety programmes are as follows: Large company award: OMV Petrom, Romania Sector: Oil and gas Programme highlights: integrated vehicle monitoring system covers 10,000 drivers; road safety requirements for contractors; no road related deaths or serious injuries in last three years. Public authority award: Transport for London, United Kingdom […]

1-2 October 2015, Identify, evaluate and prevent occupational road risks, Spain

1-2 October 2015, Identify, evaluate and prevent occupational road risks, Spain

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), together with the Fundación MAPFRE have the pleasure of inviting you to the next PRAISE seminars on work-related road safety to be held in Madrid on Thursday 1st October and Zaragoza on Friday 2nd October. The seminars will mainly focus on success stories in relation to fleet and road-related risk management, and will feature businesses and experts from across Europe. Interpretation English-Spanish will be provided. Madrid – 1 October – (EN/ES) Agenda – Online registration Zaragoza – 2 […]

Managing Road Risk at Work – Case Study: Unilever Poland

Managing Road Risk at Work – Case Study: Unilever Poland

Case study: Unilever Poland 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. In this interview, Edyta Karpiuk-Jagodzinska, Safety, Health and Environment Coordinator for Poland and the Baltics at Unilever discusses how the organisation has integrated road safety into the heart of its operations. FACTFILE Company: Unilever Poland (2014 ETSC PRAISE Awards – Highly Commended) Sector: Fast Moving Consumer Goods […]

2 July 2015 – Driving for Work Risk Management – ‘Making the Business Case’, Dublin

2 July 2015 – Driving for Work Risk Management – ‘Making the Business Case’, Dublin

Ash Suite, Cusack Stand, Croke Park, Dublin 3 The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), together with the Health and Safety Authority, The Road Safety Authority and Garda Síochána, organised a high-level seminar on work-related road safety in Dublin on 2 July. The seminar focussed on the key issues affecting Irish employers in fleet and road-related risk management, and featured experts from Ireland and across Europe. Download the agenda. Presentations 1. Deirdre Sinnott – HSA 2. Michael Rowland – RSA 3. Con O’Donohue – Garda […]

Managing Young Drivers at Work

Managing Young Drivers at Work

Organisations are increasingly aware of the business case for introducing road safety management programmes to reduce work-related road risk. The many benefits include cutting preventable injuries, mitigating losses associated with collisions and boosting corporate social responsibility efforts. The focus of this report is to give an overview of the issues specific to managing young drivers at work. Evidence shows that young people have the highest collision involvement of any road user group. This report looks into the direct and indirect factors associated with higher […]

European employers show road safety is good for business

European employers show road safety is good for business

Arriva Denmark, The Hellenic Air Force and Bolk Transport recognised for major commitment to fleet safety Five European private and public-sector organisations have been recognised for the results of company-wide programmes they have put in place to improve the road safety of their employees, vehicle fleets and the public. The winners of the 2014 European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) PRAISE Awards for Work-Related Road Safety, announced at an event in Brussels today are: Large company – Arriva, Denmark Public authority – The Hellenic Air […]

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