ETSC’s PRAISE project addresses the safety aspects of work-related road safety such as 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 work-related road safety, integrating road risk management in its supply chain for public works and contracting services.
What are Transport for London’s role and responsibilities as a public service operator and how do you integrate work-related road safety in your road safety policies?
Transport for London (TfL) is the local government body responsible for the planning and delivery of the majority of London’s transport system and services in Greater London.
Embedding work-related road safety in our culture is critical if we are to develop the skills and capability to manage and embrace inevitable population growth and increasing demand for travel within the Capital. We want London to be the best and the safest place for people to live, work and do business in, to continue to attract visitors and support the UK economy.
TfL has been actively involved in reducing the number of collisions, seriously injured or killed people (KSIs) in the city and at the same time reducing both the visible and invisible emissions from London’s vehicles, including our own fleets.
We have committed to reducing death and serious injury on London’s roads by 50% by 2020.
TfL has taken a lead in managing Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) within our own supply chain by introducing WRRR requirements into our procurement contracts. We also help and encourage other organisations and industries, such as the construction industry, to improve road safety within their supply chains.
“TfL has taken a lead in managing Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) within our own supply chain by introducing WRRR requirements into our procurement contracts”