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Brake recognises the best of the best at annual Fleet Safety Awards

News from Brake
Friday, 29 September

Brake, the road safety charity has recognised organisations for their contribution to improving the safety of at-work drivers, at its annual Fleet Safety Awards.

Winners were announced at a prestigious ceremony held last night (Thursday 28 September) at Hilton Metropole in Birmingham. The awards, sponsored by ARI and ProVision, were attended by almost 400 guests, making it Brake’s biggest safety awards to date.

Big winners on the night were British Gas, who picked up two awards, both Company Driver Safety (large fleets) Award and the Fleet Safety Partnership Award. The prestigious Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety was awarded posthumously to Dr Will Murray.

The 2017 Fleet Safety Award winners are:

  • Company Driver Safety Award (small fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster: National Vehicle Distribution Ltd
  • Company Driver Safety Award (medium fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster: Bibby Distribution
  • Company Driver Safety Award (large fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster: British Gas
  • Eco Fleet Award, sponsored by Telogis: Gateshead Council
  • Dr Will Murray Award for Analysis and Action, sponsored by e-Driving Fleet: FM Conway
  • Fleet Safety Innovation Award, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson: Carillion
  • Fleet Safety Partnership Award, sponsored by TTC Group Ltd: Fleetmaster & British Gas
  • Fleet Safety Product Award (road safety), sponsored by QBE: Reflex Vans
  • Fleet Safety Product Award (in-vehicle technology), sponsored by QBE: Safety Shield Systems
  • Road Safety in the Community Award, sponsored by Ocado: Stephensons Solicitors LLP
  • Global Road Safety, sponsored by Intelligent Telematics: Johnson & Johnson
  • Safe Vehicles Award, sponsored by Checkpoint: Morrison Utility Services
  • Road Risk Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Licence Bureau: Rory Morgan, Iron Mountain
  • Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety, sponsored by Arriva: Dr Will Murray

Please contact Ross Moorlock on rmoorlock@brake.org.uk for additional information and photos from the event.

Ross Moorlock, business development director at Brake, says: “We were delighted to receive so many strong entries to the awards again this year, with organisations and individuals across the world delivering fantastic work to make our roads safer for everyone.  Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners and highly commended entrants.”

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About Brake

Brake is a national road safety charity, founded in 1995, that exists to stop the needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. Brake promotes road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use, and effective road safety policies. We do this through national campaignscommunity education, services for road safety professionals and employers, and by coordinating the UK's flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week. Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury, including through a helpline and support packs.

Follow Brake on TwitterFacebook, or The Brake Blog.

Road crashes are not accidents; they are devastating and preventable events, not chance mishaps. Calling them accidents undermines work to make roads safer, and can cause insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by needless casualties.

Brake Professional membership
Brake runs a not-for-profit global membership service for professionals working in the field of road safety.

Brake Professional is open to all professionals, but typically health and safety officers, fleet managers, risk managers, driver trainers, human resource professionals, vehicle managers, road safety officers (in commercial organisations and the public sector), police and emergency service workers. We also have many members who supply road safety services.

Brake Professional provides online access to practical road safety management tools to improve road safety, and free and significantly discounted access to Brake events. Find out more.

ARI
ARI is one of the UK’s leading fleet management providers, delivering state-of the art solutions for driver risk management, fleet maintenance, accident and daily rental to customers across a wide range of industries and sectors. ARI’s industry-leading driver risk management system, Riskmaster, was awarded the Fleet Safety Product Award at Brake’s 2015 Fleet Safety Awards for its contribution to driver and risk management, with ARI customers experiencing significant reductions in road incident frequency and severity.

About ProVision

ProVision is the leader in CameraMatics solutions, delivering products that allow fleet managers to reduce fleet risk, increase driver safety and comply with growing governance and compliance regulations.

Vehicle Tracking and Telematics solutions answered the challenge of improving fleet efficiencies in the last two decades. However, the world has changed to one where managing risk and meeting compliance needs presents a greater burden to fleets than ever before.

A new evolution in vehicle video and data was needed and ProVision has met that need with CameraMatics. This merges 4 key technologies: video input technologies, such as cameras and video-based scanners, smart processing systems, communications systems and unique algorithmic IP.

ProVision's CameraMatics technology delivers advanced, remotely-accessible IoT solutions that help protect fleets, while also increasing their efficiencies. The foundation of the ProVision system are our vehicle camera systems comprising HD-quality cameras with 3G/4G remotely accessible smart DVRs. These systems can be extended with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) such as Lane Departure Warnings, Forward Collision Warnings, Driver Fatigue, Smoking and Mobile Phone Use Warnings. Additionally, a 360 Degree Bird's Eye View system can be implemented to give a complete top-down view of everything around the vehicle. Unlike non-CameraMatics systems that simply warn the driver of issues, the ProVision system logs all the incidents and even alerts the fleet manager, who can then take corrective and protective measures. Finally, our software suite includes desktop and mobile apps for monitoring fleet vehicles & data, and driver apps for logging vehicle checks and reporting accidents.

This full package of data truly enhances and protects fleets like never before and it's the CameraMatics difference that makes ProVision the global leaders in fleet technology innovation.

Find out more at https://www.ProVisionCameraMatics.com

Calendar of Brake events

Brake Professional events: Brake offers a full calendar of professional development opportunities for fleet and road safety professionals, including conferences, seminars and webinars, master-classes and on-site training.
View the calendar of Brake Professional events.

Road Safety Week: Brake organises two domestic Road Safety Weeks, in the UK and New Zealand, and professionals and campaigners are at the heart of them. Road Safety Week is a partnership event; Brake coordinates the week, but it is up to everyone to run initiatives in the week that spread road safety messages. Many participants also choose to raise funds for Brake and our work campaigning for road safety and supporting road crash victims.
Find out more about UK Road Safety Week (23 - 29 November 2015)

Brake's Giant Walk: Every year, Brake co-ordinates a Brake's Giant Walk for primary schools. This event raises awareness of the dangers of traffic and how cool it is to walk, and raises funds for Brake's work to improve road safety and care for road crash victims.
Find out more about Brake's Giant Walk  (10 June 2015)

Beep Beep! Day: Every year thousands of tots and infants age 2-7 take part in a special Beep Beep! Day organised by their nursery, playgroup, childminder or infant school, to help save little lives. Brake provides free email action packs or bumper resource packs for £12.60 (including VAT) to help you run a fun day and promote road safety, including posters, stickers and other resources.
Find out more about Beep Beep! Day  (18 March, 10 July, 25 November 2015)

 

Charity is touched by family of Mitzi Steady for launching appeal, days after her tragic death

Thursday 19 February 2015

Brake, the road safety charity
news@brake.org.uk

Brake, the road safety charity, has said it is touched by the fundraising appeal launched by the family of four year old Mitzi Steady, just days after the toddler tragically died in a road crash.

Mitzi was one of four people who lost their lives when they were hit by a truck in Bath earlier this month. The other victims were Phil Allen, 52, and Stephen Vaughan, 34, from Swansea and Robert Parker, 59, of Cwmbran. Mitzi’s grandmother remains critically ill in hospital.

Mitzi’s father Andrew set up a Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/MitziSteady with the aim of raising £1,000 for Brake. The total now (19 February) stands at over £11,500. The page says: “We heard that some people wanted to have a way to contribute. So for those that wish to give we have chosen Brake, a road safety charity, as our preferred cause but please do not feel pressured to donate, especially if you have already helped us in one of the many other ways in which we have received support.”

Brake’s deputy chief executive, Julie Townsend, said everyone working for the charity had been touched by the Steady family’s bravery. She said: “We are deeply grateful to Mitzi’s family for launching this appeal and to those who have been so generous in donating. As a small charity we are dependent on brave and generous fundraisers like the Steady family – many families devastated by road death and injury fundraise for us and their efforts are to be commended. This enables us to deliver our much-needed work, whether that’s supporting people bereaved and injured by road crashes or working with fleet operators to improve safety through our Brake Professional services. Every penny is needed. These tragic deaths in Bath are a sad reminder that every day five people lose their lives and a further 62 are seriously injured on UK roads, and more must be done to stop this.”

Brake

Brake is a national road safety charity that exists to stop the needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. Brake promotes road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use, and effective road safety policies. We do this through national campaignscommunity education, services for road safety professionals and employers, and by coordinating the UK's flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week. Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury, including through a helpline and support packs.

Brake was founded in the UK in 1995, and now has domestic operations in the UK and New Zealand, and works globally to promote action on road safety.

Follow Brake on Twitter or Facebook. Follow  Julie Townsend on Twitter.

Road crashes are not accidents; they are devastating and preventable events, not chance mishaps. Calling them accidents undermines work to make roads safer, and can cause insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by needless casualties.

Fleet drivers

National Accident Helpline is pleased to sponsor this page.

FleFleet driveret drivers are at the coal face of road safety. Whether you drive a 38 tonne truck or a delivery moped, you can make a difference on our roads. About one in three road deaths involves a vehicle being driven for work purposes and many more involve people driving to and from work.

Help stop the carnage by ensuring your driving is as safe as it possibly can be, and being an ambassador for safe driving. Start by signing our Pledge and reading the accompanying driver advice and encourage colleagues to do the same.

Help your employer prioritise fleet safety by encouraging them to join Brake Professional, our low-cost service giving road risk management advice on critical topics from driver tiredness to vehicle maintenance. Signing up often helps employers save money as well as protecting their staff and the public from potentially deadly crashes.

You can also encourage your employer or union to take part in Road Safety Week, an ideal time to raise awareness among staff about road safety and raise funds for Brake. 

Finally, help Brake's work to make roads safer and support bereaved and injured crash victims by fundraising for us, making a donation, and backing our campaigns. Thanks for your support!

This page is kindly sponsored by:

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Fleet managers and employers

The Workplace Depot is pleased to support Brake. Visit our site >

One in four road casualties involves a vehicle driven for work. If your organisation employs people who drive (whether commercial vehicles, company cars, or employees' own vehicles), Brake can help you manage road risk, reduce costs, protect your reputation, and promote community road safety.

Brake’s division for professionals, Brake Professional, provides a range of low-cost services on key road risk management topics, ranging from driver impairment to telematics.

Events: Brake offers a full calendar of professional development conferences, seminars and webinars, master-classes and on-site driver training.  

Awards: Brake’s prestigious Fleet Safety Awards take place annually and award road risk management best practice.

Resources: Brake Professional provides in-depth road risk management guidance reports and case studies, an online road safety research library, driver awareness tools such as online activities and posters, and a fortnightly road safety e-news.

Community engagement: Take part in community road safety events organised by Brake such as Road Safety Week.

Working with Brake gives you the opportunity to network with hundreds of other reputable organisations committed to road safety, from global blue chips to local authorities and SMEs. So get involved today.

Go to our Brake Professional site now to find out about more. Our events and awards are open to members and non-members of Brake. Joining the charity gives you access to our valuable resources.

Want to do more to support and work with Brake? Show your commitment to road safety and help fund the charity by becoming one of our much-valued corporate partners.

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Fleet professionals

fleetdriverThrough Brake Professional, Brake provides a low-cost service for:

  • fleet managers
  • health and safety managers
  • driver trainers 
  • any manager or employer with staff who drive for work purposes or operating in the fleet arena

Brake Professional provides the latest guidance, resources, research and training opportunities to help organisations manage their road risk and develop a safe driving culture. Signing up can help you prevent crashes and scrapes, reduce costs, and contribute to safer roads. 

Whether you are responsible for 10 pizza delivery mopeds, 1,000 articulated trucks, or 100 staff driving their own vehicles to work appointments, you can benefit from joining. 

Included in your annual membership is:

  • access to guidance reports and other resources on a huge range of topics - from managing 'grey' fleets, to tackling driver tiredness, to reversing and blind spots, to selling fleet safety to the board
  • free and discounted attendance at Brake events, including webinars, seminars, and our annual fleet safety conference
  • a free place at one of our Pledge training webinars on engaging drivers on key safe driving topics
  • a fortnightly road safety news bulletin

Annual membership is available from just £50 (+VAT), depending on your size and sector. Visit www.brakepro.org to find out more and join, or see other ways employers can work with us.  

Local authorities

The Car People are proud to sponsor this page. 

If you work in road safety for a local authority, then we value the opportunity to work with you. Brake’s division for professionals, Brake Professional, enables you to connect with other road safety professionals around the world and share your expertise and best practice, as well as providing professional development opportunities, and resources and inspiration to help you in your role.

Events: Brake offers a full calendar of professional development conferences, seminars and webinars, master-classes and on-site training.  

Resources: Brake provides research reports, event proceedings, educational tools, and survey reports, as well as an online road safety research library, driver awareness tools including online activities and posters, and a fortnightly road safety e-news. Access all of this online at Brake Professional.

Community engagement: Take part in community road safety events organised by Brake such as Road Safety Week. Working with Brake gives you the opportunity to network with hundreds of other reputable organisations committed to road safety, from global blue chips to local authorities and SMEs. So get involved today.

Go to our Brake Professional site now to find out about more. Our events  are open to members and non-members of Brake. Joining the charity gives you access to our valuable resources.

This page is kindly sponsored by: 

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Our partnership with Skanska

Skanska

Skanska believe that health and safety is a joint responsibility to ensure that every person who works for Skanska returns home safely at the end of the working day.

As part of their overall health and safety management, Skanska have partnered with Brake to help provide their drivers with best practice advice and guidance on a variety of road safety topics. Whether this is through downloading our reports from our Brake Professional website or attending one of our seminars, webinars and national fleet safety conference.

Skanska also support Brake at our annual Fleet Safety Awards, entering multiple categories and in 2015, Alison Moriarty won our award for road risk manager of the year.

Alongside their internal facing safety work, Skanska have extended their commitment to road safety to the communities in which they work. Through our Engaging Young People project, Skanska employees have volunteered their time to visit secondary schools and help to engage young people on road safety, educating them on road safety so that they are equipped to make the right choices should they decide to learn to drive.

Alison Moriarty, fleet risk and compliance manager said " As a company, Skanska feel that it's really important to work with young people on the issues that affect them. By going into schools to deliver Brake's Engaging Young People programme we could fulfill our CSR aims, but without Brake's support and encouragement for our employees, we'd have never made it out of the boardroom and into the classroom!" 

If you would like to know more about how you can work with Brake, contact us at corporate@brake.org.uk or call 01484 55 99 09 and ask to speak to a member of our the corporate fundraising team.

Road safety professionals

Brake Professional is a low-cost international membership service by Brake for professionals working in road safety.

Brake Professional connects and provides professional development for people working within the field across the globe, by sharing international research, policy news, practitioner best practice and resources through bulletins, reports, seminars, webinars and conferences.

Members get our fortnightly news bulletin, Target Zero, plus free and discounted attendance at Brake events throughout the year, and access to a range of reports and research findings. Membership costs just £50 +VAT a year for public and not-for-profit sector professionals.

Visit www.brakepro.org to find out more and join.

Read about other ways professionals can work with Brake

Support for international organisations

Brake offers internationally relevant guidance, resources, research and webinars, which can be accessed by organisations around the world to help you promote road safety and support road crash victims. Sign up for our free fortnightly professionals’ e-bulletin to get updates on events, products and services we provide to support international road safety and fleet professionals, or sign up for our Sudden bulletin for professionals who support bereaved victims.

How we can help you promote road safety:

  • Join Brake professionals, our specialist service for road safety and fleet professionals, sharing best practice through guidance, research, case studies, events and resources. If your organisation is based in a country on the United Nations’ Least Developed Countries List, you can join for free.
  • Use our guide to running a Road Safety Week, day or other awareness-raising event. Our Road Safety Week global hub is packed with ideas, advice and inspiration to help you promote safer road use through an annual event and year-round.
  • Attend aPledge webinar, an online training session enabling you to lead discussion based workshops in your workplace or community on Brake’s six-point road safety Pledge, covering the most important road safety topics.
  • Browse, download and order our road safety resources in the Brake shop, including posters, flyers and activity sheets. Many are available to download for free.
  • Use ourinternational research library: a freely-accessible library of road safety research and initiatives from around the world, organised by topic.
  • Brake may be able to run bespoke webinars for organisations who require a large number of personnel to be trained on specific road safety issues, tailored to their needs. Email professional@brake.org.uk with your requirements and we will provide costs and details.

How we can help organisations support bereaved road crash victims:

  • Sign up to our freeSudden bulletin for research and updates on supporting suddenly bereaved people.
  • Use our emotional support booklet, ‘Coping with grief when someone you love is killed on the road’, available to download on our website or for costs for hard-copy orders email brake@brake.org.uk.
  • Order our support literature for children ‘Someone has died suddenly’ or ‘Someone has died in a road crash’ can be delivered internationally. Email brake@brake.org.uk with your requirements for costs.
  • Read our guidance on sudden bereavement supportavailable free on our Sudden website.