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Gateshead Council among winners at Fleet Awards

Wednesday 20th June 2012

Royal Mail (pictured) and Gateshead Council were among the winners at the 10th annual Fleet Safety Forum Awards which were presented at a gala dinner in Birmingham on 14 June.

The awards, run by the Fleet Safety Forum division of Brake, recognise the achievements of those working in the field of road risk management. It is also a significant fund raiser for Brake – the charity hopes to have raised more than £30,000 on the night for its educational projects and support for bereaved families and seriously injured road crash victims.

The Fleet Safety Innovation Award, which recognises pioneering approaches to road safety, went to Royal Mail for its continually developing fleet safety programme, which is aiming to achieve an ambitious goal of zero crashes through cultural change. Royal Mail also received the Fleet Safety Analysis and Action Award for its use of data to identify the need for interventions and review the effectiveness of safety measures on an ongoing basis.

Gateshead Council won the Company Driver Safety Award for small fleets for demonstrating a clear understanding of the need to engage drivers with safety measures rather than simply issuing rules.

Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive at Brake, said: “The Fleet Safety Forum Awards are now in their 10th year and we are proud that this important event continues to grow, showing the huge amount of commitment to managing road risk within the industry.

“The awards are all about recognising hard work, innovation and achievement in fleet safety, and they are a valuable way for us to review and share good practice.

“Throughout the coming year, we will be disseminating case studies on our winners through the Fleet Safety Forum, to inspire and assist other organisations to do more to drive down crashes and casualties.

“Brake congratulates all the winners for their work to reduce risk, prevent devastating deaths and injuries, and make our roads safer.”

Click here to see the full list of winners or for more information contact Nick Scarlett from Brake on 01484 550065.


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