Brake recognises best of the best at annual Fleet Safety Awards

30 September 2016
professional@brake.org.uk

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 29 September) at Hilton Metropole in Birmingham. The awards, sponsored by ARI and FORS, were attended by almost 400 guests, making it Brake’s biggest safety awards to date.

Big winners on the night were  the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, who picked up two awards. Alison Moriarty of Skanska retained the Road Risk Manager of the Year title, and the prestigious Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety went to Malcolm Maycock, of Licence Bureau.

The 2016 Fleet Safety Award winners are:

Safe Vehicles Award, sponsored by Checkpoint:

Palletline London

Fleet Safety Innovation Award (operator), sponsored by Allianz:

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Fleet Safety Innovation Award (supplier), sponsored by Allianz:

Driver First Assist CIC

Fleet Safety Partnership Award, sponsored by Stephensons:

edriving Fleet, Nestlé Italy & Zurich

Fleet Safety Product Award (road safety), sponsored by QBE:

Fleetmaster (OSS) Limited

Fleet Safety Product Award (in-vehicle technology), sponsored by QBE:

SmartDrive Systems Ltd

Fleet Safety Analysis and Action Award, sponsored by Ocado:

SSE and Applied Driving Techniques

Eco Fleet Award, sponsored by Telogis:

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Company Driver Safety Award (small fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster:

O’Donovan Waste Disposal

Company Driver Safety Award (medium fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster:

Freightliner

Company Driver Safety Award (large fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster:

Royal Mail Group

Road Safety in the Community Award, sponsored by Kwikfit:

Arval

Global Road Safety, sponsored by Vision Techniques:

Fundación Mapfre

Road Risk Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Licence Bureau:

Alison Moriarty, Skanska

Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety, sponsored by Arriva:

Malcolm Maycock, Licence Bureau

Please contact Ellie Pearson on epearson@brake.org.uk for additional information and photos from the event.

Ellie Pearson, Professional engagement manager at Brake, said: “We were delighted to receive so many strong entries again this year, with organisations and individuals across the world doing fantastic work to make our roads safer for everyone. Congratulations to all this year’s award winners and highly commended entrants for their impressive work over the past year.”

Notes to editors

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.

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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.

FORS

FORS - the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme — sets best practice at the heart of commercial vehicle fleet operations. It encompasses all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, economical operations and vehicle emissions. By a combination of fleet audits, personnel training and advisory support FORS helps improve operators’ performance in each of these areas. Our vision is to enable all fleet operators to attain and maintain the best possible level of productivity and efficiency with the least impact on society and the environment and to facilitate continuous improvements in operating standards.