Work Related Road Safety

24 October 2017 – European Conference on Work-Related Road Safety, Brussels

24 October 2017 – European Conference on Work-Related Road Safety, Brussels

Preventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees Tuesday 24 October 2017, 10:00 -15:00, Brussels The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) is holding the 7th Annual European PRAISE Conference on work-related road safety in Brussels on 24 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 both crashes […]

ETSC on the lookout for fleet road safety champions

ETSC on the lookout for fleet road safety champions

If your organisation has a road safety programme, and results to prove it, you have until 1 September to apply for ETSC’s annual PRAISE Awards for work-related road safety. The competition is divided into three separate categories: SME (Small-Medium Enterprise), large company and public authority. ETSC is especially keen to promote the award to small organisations, who often struggle to balance the issue with other priorities. A survey by a French insurer recently showed that 80% of small and medium enterprises have no specific […]

20 June 2017 – Who’s On Track? – The 2017 Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Conference, Brussels

Norway House, Rue Archimède 17, 1000 Brussels, 20 June 2017, 13.30-18.30 The EU has set a target to halve road deaths by 2020. Which countries are on track, and which are playing catch-up? At the 2017 PIN conference, ETSC launched its latest Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) annual report looking at why some countries are still making progress on road safety and some are going in reverse. We also highlighted two areas where action is needed to ensure future progress: work-related road safety and reducing deaths […]

Up to 40% of road deaths in Europe are work-related

Up to 40% of road deaths in Europe are work-related

As EU road death figures stagnate, employers are essential to tackling road risk according to new report. Switzerland recognised with European award for long term progress on improving road safety. As new figures show road deaths in the European Union have not decreased in three years, a report from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) says employers, national governments and the European Union must step-up efforts to tackle the problem of work-related road risk. 25,671 lives were lost on the road in the European […]

Tapping the potential for reducing work-related road deaths and injuries (PIN Flash 33)

Tapping the potential for reducing work-related road deaths and injuries (PIN Flash 33)

Over 25,600 lives were lost on the road in the European Union in 2016, of those a large proportion were victims of work-related road (WRR) collisions. Even though the exact number is unknown, it is likely that up to 40% of all road deaths are work-related. Part I: Work-related road safety (WRRS) data collection and reporting Gaining a full and detailed picture of WRR collisions in the EU is very challenging due to differing definitions, variety of data sources, a lack of linkages between […]

8 June 2017 –  Preventing road accidents and injuries for the safety of employees, Tallinn

8 June 2017 – Preventing road accidents and injuries for the safety of employees, Tallinn

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), Tallinn University of Technology and the Estonian Roads Administration have the pleasure of inviting you to the European PRAISE seminar on preventing road risk for employees. 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 Fundación MAPFRE, the German Road Safety Council (DVR), and the Dräger Foundation. PRAISE aims to promote best […]

France: Call for presidential candidates to back mobile phone driving ban for employees

France: Call for presidential candidates to back mobile phone driving ban for employees

Association Prévention Routière, ETSC’s French member organisation, has published a list of road safety priorities for the Presidential election candidates. The proposals include a ban on use of mobile phones while driving by all company employees and a target of zero children killed on French roads. Some major corporations have already banned their employees from using mobile phone (including hands free kits) at the wheel, including Unilever, the multinational consumer goods company. The manifesto was sent to all presidential candidates. Eight out of eleven […]

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 […]

HGVs: Widespread tachograph manipulation detected in Germany; Belgium fights overloading

HGVs: Widespread tachograph manipulation detected in Germany; Belgium fights overloading

One in four lorries checked on German roads last year showed signs of tachograph manipulation according to a report published by the German transport ministry in September. 22,000 trucks were checked specifically for the tachograph records, with issues detected on 5533 vehicles. Experts cited by DPA, the German news agency, suggested that tachograph software could be hacked. But the Federal Office of Goods Transport (BAG) did not specify how the devices had been altered. In Belgium’s Wallonia region, new dynamic weighing systems are helping […]

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.

Telematics cut speeding by 97% says UK fleet manager

Telematics cut speeding by 97% says UK fleet manager

The introduction of telematics systems in the vehicle fleet of Andrew Page, a distribution company with 900 vehicles, reduced speeding by 97% and crashes by 47% as well as reducing maintenance costs and improving fuel economy according to a report in the Financial Times newspaper. Take-up of telematics systems is increasing, with industry experts expecting them to be integral in all fleets within five and seven years’ time. Resistance amongst drivers may also be decreasing, according to the FT.  It cited a 2015 survey […]

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 […]

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