The Safety & Health Excellence Awards

Award Criteria

Icon : Best Driver Risk Management Performance

Best Driver Risk Management Performance

This award has been developed to recognise employers who have proactively demonstrated a consistent and comprehensive approach to the management of their work-related road risk, and in doing so have delivered significant business benefits through the reduction in vehicle related incidents and collisions involving staff who drive for work. They will have shown exceptional initiative, boldness, as well as exemplary management practices.

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1. Keep information simple

Please keep your sentences short and easy to understand. Not all of the judges are technical experts so please don’t assume they will know acronyms or technical lingo. Simply submit your text in language that is clear, precise and simplistically highlights the merits for its submission.

2. Adhere to time period. We will disqualify any entry that nominates a risk management activity, campaign or project that has not made a direct impact on your business or partner organisation post 1 January 2023.

3. Provide detail about the performance of the risk management activity

The judges need to know details on how and why the risk management activity was launched and the positive impact it has made. Please provide verifiable evidence that the campaign/initiative/project has resulted in significant improvements.

4. Legal proceedings

If your company has been subject to any prosecution in relation to any health and safety law since 1 January 2023, or has been subject to any enforcement notices, then your entry will automatically be disqualified.

Q1: In no more than 250 words, list the types and quantities of vehicle your organisation operates (car, van, truck, etc) and briefly describe your fleet operation activities and the typical types of at-work driving that your employees undertake.

Q2: In no more than 250 words, detail the reduction in on-road collisions over at least a 12 month period. Your data must include a reduction in the amount of overall collisions but could also include other safety related improvements that have been implemented which contributed (remove para split)to a safer working environment, such as reductions in speeding offences, or improvements in driver/driving behaviour scores, as evidenced by fleet telematics data.

Q3: In no more than 250 words, describe what policies and procedures have been put in place to manage driver risk and how these have directly led to the improvements outlined above.

Q4: In no more than 250 words, detail any other quantifiable business benefits that were achieved as a direct result of improving your driver risk management programme such as reductions in fleet insurance, fuel use, emissions, maintenance costs, vehicle down time, staff health and wellbeing etc.

Q5: In no more than 100 words, provide a statement from the head of health and safety in your organization that details the importance of managing driver risk to your organization and how it fits with your corporate values.

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