Work-related road safety

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 – Check with final version of Case Study Company: National Vehicle Distribution Sector: Automotive Logistics Fleet: 350 […]

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 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), the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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