PRAISE Winner 2012: Volker Rail – Helping to steer Managers and Drivers in the right Drivers in the right direction
VolkerRailLtd, provides a wide range of contracting services to the railway industry in the UK and Ireland with a mixed fleet of approximately 400 vehicles. VolkerRail have implemented a holistic approach to work-related road safety and are committed to continuous improvement, aiming to implement the new ISO 39001 Road Traffic Safety management system standard when available.
VolkerRail recognises the need to engage with employees and promotes the road VolkerRail recognises the need to engage with employees and promotes the road safety message beyond the workplace.
“Let’s win the hearts and minds of all employees to ensure a safe return home”
- Driving licence checks
- Safe driving pledge & behavioural agreement
- Risk assessment and appropriate categories included on permit to drive
- On road familiarization
- Eyesight checks
- Drivers occupational health checks
- Wellbeing education
- External advice on medication (on-call chemist)
- Manager workshops
- Telematic training (behavioural improvements)
- Accident investigation training
- Fleet safety policy explained
- Manager’s attitudes can influence drivers behaviours
The holistic approach to work-related road safety has assisted to reduce company incidents numbers and costs significantly.
Zero injuries from road vehicle activity in 2011 !!