Work-related road safety

Gig economy workers face “perfect storm” of risk factors

Gig economy workers face “perfect storm” of risk factors

A study of safety issues and worker rights in the so-called gig economy has warned that workers paid per delivery are being incentivised to drive in adverse weather conditions and late at night while being penalised when packages are late or cannot be delivered due to sickness. The research, co-authored by Heather Ward of University College London (and co-chair of ETSC’s Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) programme), was presented earlier this month at the ETSC PRAISE conference on work-related road safety. Speaking at the […]

17 October 2018 – European Conference on Work-Related Road Safety, Brussels

17 October 2018 – European Conference on Work-Related Road Safety, Brussels

Preventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees Wednesday 17th October 2018, 09:30 -15:00 Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) held the 8th Annual European PRAISE Conference on work-related road safety in Brussels on 17 October 2018. 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 […]

ETSC announces 2018 fleet safety award winners

ETSC announces 2018 fleet safety award winners

ETSC has announced the 2018 winners of the PRAISE awards, in recognition of outstanding efforts taken by companies to improve road safety at work. The large company award goes to CTT, the Portuguese postal services company.  In the same category, FM Conway, the UK-based infrastructure services company was highly commended. The award for a public authority this year is awarded to STIB-MIVB, the Brussels public transport company. The winners will be honoured at a conference and award ceremony to be held in Brussels today […]

Using Telematics in Professional Fleet Vehicles

Using Telematics in Professional Fleet Vehicles

A report into the effectiveness of telematics systems for improving road safety.

31 January 2019 – Driving for Work – Risk Management, Dublin

31 January 2019 – Driving for Work – Risk Management, Dublin

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin The Road Safety Authority, the Health and Safety Authority, An Garda Síochána and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) have the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar on work-related road safety, to be held in Dublin on 31 January. Registration opens at 8.45.  The seminar will start at 9.00, finishing at 13.00 followed by a light lunch. On the agenda will be topics to help Irish employers in their day-to-day fleet and work related […]

23 May 2018 – Preventing road accidents and injuries for the safety of employees, Birmingham UK

23 May 2018 – Preventing road accidents and injuries for the safety of employees, Birmingham UK

23 May 2018, 0930-1500 Crowne Plaza NEC Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and MiX Telematics organised a seminar on preventing road risk for employees, as part of the ETSC’s PRAISE project. 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), the Dräger […]

Transport ministers sign-off on new lorry and bus driver training rules

Transport ministers sign-off on new lorry and bus driver training rules

EU Transport Ministers have formally agreed on new rules governing driver licensing and additional professional training for lorry and bus drivers. Ministers voted in April to approve a deal reached with negotiators from the European Parliament in December last year.  Ahead of the December negotiations, ETSC had expressed concerns about a proposed amendment from the European Parliament that could have severely weakened the scope of the rules.  Fortunately, the negotiators agreed on new language that limited a potentially far-reaching exemption for additional training. The […]

Infographic: Using In-Vehicle Safety Technology to Improve Road Safety At Work

Infographic: Using In-Vehicle Safety Technology to Improve Road Safety At Work

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Managing Road Risk at Work – Case study: National Vehicle Distribution

Managing Road Risk at Work – Case study: National Vehicle Distribution

Case study: National Vehicle Distribution 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 case study, Niall McNally, Head of HR and Safety at National Vehicle Distribution, discusses the organisation’s approach to work related road risk and road safety. FACTFILE Company: National Vehicle Distribution Sector: Automotive Logistics Fleet: 350 staff, 135 specialised car transporter trucks.

ETSC is on the lookout for companies leading on road safety at work

ETSC is on the lookout for companies leading on road safety at work

What have Johnson & Johnson, Transport for London, Arriva Denmark, Unilever Poland, Bolk Transport and British Telecom got in common? These organisations all know that taking a lead on road safety pays off – helping the bottom line, improving working conditions for staff, and boosting customer satisfaction. What’s more, they are all previous winners of a PRAISE award – for European organisations, large and small, that have committed to putting road safety at the core of their business. If your organisation has a road […]

Managing Road Risk at Work – Case study: Gonvarri Steel Services

Managing Road Risk at Work – Case study: Gonvarri Steel Services

Case study: Gonvarri Steel Services 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 case study, Juan Llovet, Corporate Director of Sustainability and Communications at Gonvarri Steel Services, discusses the organisations approach to work-related road risk and road safety. FACTFILE Company: Gonvarri Steel Services Sector: Engineering/Auto components and road barriers Fleet: 4,000 employees in 17 countries

Briefing: 5th EU Road Safety Action Programme 2020-2030

Briefing: 5th EU Road Safety Action Programme 2020-2030

2016 was the third consecutive poor year for road safety: 25,670 people lost their lives on EU roads compared to 26,200 the previous year – a 2% decrease. But this followed a 1% increase in 2015 and stagnation in 2014. In addition, around 135,000 people were seriously injured on European roads in 2014 according to European Commission estimates based on the MAIS 3+ standard definition of a serious injury. Road collisions give rise to huge costs to society. A recent study estimated the value […]

ECJ says lorry drivers cannot take their weekly rest in their vehicle

ECJ says lorry drivers cannot take their weekly rest in their vehicle

Lorry drivers should not be allowed to take their mandatory weekly rest in their vehicles, the European Union’s highest court has ruled. Under EU rules (2006/561/EU), drivers must have a daily rest period of at least 11 hours and a regular weekly rest period of 45 hours. The driver can choose to take their daily rest or a reduced weekly rest period in the vehicle only if it has suitable sleeping facilities and is stationary. A Belgian transport company brought a case in 2014 […]

Infographic: Does My Organisation Need To Manage Road Risk?

Infographic: Does My Organisation Need To Manage Road Risk?

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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) held 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 while […]

ETSC announces 2017 work-related road safety award winners

ETSC announces 2017 work-related road safety award winners

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has announced the 2017 winners of the PRAISE awards, in recognition of outstanding efforts taken by companies to improve road safety at work. The large company award goes to National Vehicle Distribution (NVD), a family-owned vehicle transportation and storage company in Ireland.  The small and medium-sized enterprise award goes to ATF, a Belgian road construction company. Jacobs, one of the world’s largest construction services firms, has been highly commended by the award judges. The winners will be honoured […]

Drivers in France take more risks when driving for work

Drivers in France take more risks when driving for work

Drivers on work-related journeys in France are more likely to engage in risky behaviours than those on private trips according to a report by Axa, an insurer.   The research found that 88% of drivers speed on work business, compared to 82% on private trips. Similar differences were found for driving while fatigued, distracted driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.   The study was carried out before legal changes that now require companies in France to reveal who was driving a company vehicle in the case […]

5 October 2017 – Identifying, Evaluating and Preventing Work-Related Road Safety Hazards, Madrid

5 October 2017 – Identifying, Evaluating and Preventing Work-Related Road Safety Hazards, Madrid

MAPFRE Foundation, Assembly Hall, Paseo du Recoletos 23,  Madrid 5 October 2017, 9.00 – 13.45 Fundacion MAPFRE, together with ETSC, are holding a seminar on work related road safety as part of the PRAISE Project. The seminar will mainly focus on success stories in relation to fleet and road-related risk management, and will feature businesses and experts from across Europe. English-Spanish interpretation will be provided. For questions and more information, please email laurence.atchison@etsc.eu The full agenda can be viewed here here (in Spanish).    

Infographic: Isn’t it time your organisation started taking road safety seriously?

Infographic: Isn’t it time your organisation started taking road safety seriously?

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Managing Road Risk at Work – Case study: Bolk Transport

Managing Road Risk at Work – Case study: Bolk Transport

Case study: Bolk Transport 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 case study, Marco Koopman, Driver and Material Manager in charge of Quality, Environmental, Health, and Safety Policy at Bolk, discusses the organisation’s approach to work related road risk in an SME. FACTFILE Company: Bolk Transport Sector: International Transport/Logistics Fleet: 190 trucks, 400 trailers and 350 […]

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