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.

This case study accompanies the PRAISE report on managing grey fleets, published in October 2016. In the interview below, 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.

BT is a UK-based multinational telecommunications services provider. It has operations in around 170  countries. It supplies telecom services to corporate and government customers worldwide. In the UK BT operates approximately 33,000 vehicles. This includes 27,800 commercial vehicles (mostly light vans), 5,200 cars and a significant grey fleet, as well as many rental vehicles.

The company has 77,000+ employees in total in the UK & Ireland, including approximately 55,000 who drive on BT business. Another 15,000 people work outside of the UK and Ireland, where the work-related road safety programme is also now being
piloted and rolled out.