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Occupational Road Safety Alliance

Case Studies

Driving for Better Business website

Driving for Better Business, run by Roadsafe, provides a wide range of case studies describing how individual employers manage their fleets and drivers, and in many cases, have reduced their accident rates and costs.

3M UK plc
This case study describes 3M's policy, introduced in 2008, on banning staff from using mobile phones (hand-held or hands-free) while driving, and its accompanying communications programme for staff and managers, and annual surveys to audit attitudes.

ALD Automotive Ltd.
This case study describes ADL Automotive's BlueFleetBrand programme to improve reduce its environmental impact, including emissions and fuel use, and its wide range of driving for work policies and initiatives.

Arval UK Ltd
This case study describes Arval's road risk policies and procedures, including its Fleet Safety Forum and Fleet Safety Seminar.

Atkins
This case study describes Atkins (which has fleet of several thousand vehicles) work related road safety policies and procedures.

Balfour Beatty
This case study describes Balfour Beatty's (which has fleet of several thousand vehicles) work related road safety policies and procedures, including its Driver Risk Management Programme.

Bethell
This case study describes Bethell's work related road safety policies and procedures, including its grey fleet initiative and policy on foreign national drivers.

The British Library
This case study describes The British Library's policy and procedures for managing its small fleet of passenger carrying vehicles that transport staff and visitors, and private vehicles that staff driver for work purposes.

BT
This case study describes BT's occupational road risk programme, and wide range of initiatives, for managing its fleet of tens of thousands of vehicles.

Cambridgeshire County Council
This case study describes Cambridgeshire County Council's work related road safety policies and procedures.

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
This case study describes Calderdale MBC's programme for managing its wide range of vehicle use, including a large grey fleet, and its Blue Card Permit Scheme.

CE Electric UK
This case study describes CE Electric UK's Road Risk Management Plan and its work related road safety policy and procedures.

Central Auto Supplies
This case study describes Central Auto Supplies' work related road safety policies and procedures, and the improvements made between 1998 and 2011.

Centrica / British Gas
This case study describes Centrica/British Gas's programme for risk managing its fleet of around 14,000 vehicles, including its Driver Risk Management System and Fleet Safety Reviews.

Chamberlain Doors Ltd
This case study describes Chamberlain Door's work related road safety policies and procedures for its fleet of 40 vans and cars.

Chelmsford Electrical Ltd
This case study describes Chelmsford Electrical Limited's work related road safety policies and procedures and its effect on claims and costs between 1998 and 2008.

City of York Council
This case study describes the City of York Council's work related road safety policies and procedures and its effect on claims and costs between 2006 and 2010.

Cogent Breeding Ltd

This case study describes Cogent Breeding Ltd’s work related road safety policy & procedures.

Enterprise
This case study describes work related road safety policies and procedures for its fleet of over 5,000 vehicles, and its Target Zero and Behavioural Safety programmes.

Essex County Council
This case study describes Essex County Council's work related road safety policies and procedures for its fleet, which comprises a wide range of types of vehicles, and drivers.

Faversham House Group Ltd
This case study describes Faversham House Group Ltd's work related road safety policies and procedures.

Fostering Solutions
This case study describes Fostering Solutions's Driving for Work policy for its company car fleet.

G's Fresh
This case study describes the Ltd’s work related road safety policy & procedures of Barway Services Ltd Hostels (UK).

Gateshead Council
This case study describes Gateshead Council's policy for managing its occupational road risk.

Gloucestershire County Council
This case study describes how Gloucestershire County Council managed its company fleet and grey fleet drivers.

London Borough of Hackney
This case study describes Hackney Borough Council's Ltd's work related road safety policies and procedures, the effect on accident costs in 2008/09 and its plans for future development.

Hannaford
This case study describes Hannaford's Ltd's work related road safety policies and procedures for its fleet of 29 cars and vans.

Hermes
This case study describes Hermes' work related road safety policy and procedures, including the Hermes Driving School.

Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS)
This case study describes the significant reduction in vehicle collisions and damage since the introduction of the GreenRoad telemetry system in 2013.

Iron Mountain
This case study describes Cogent Breeding Ltd’s work related road safety policy & procedures and the adoption of driver behaviour telemetry in 2011.

Johnson & Johnson
This case study describes Johnson & Johnson's fleet safety policy and its SAFE Fleet programme for its fleet of over 30,000 vehicles.

Kaba Door Systems Limited
This case study describes Kaba's work related road safety policy and procedures for its fleet of around 175 vans and cars.

Kier Harlow
This case study describes Kier Harlow's road safety policy, its staff communication programme and changes to the number and costs of its vehicle incidents between 2006 and 2009.

Kier Islington
This case study describes Kier Islington's road safety policy, its staff communication programme and changes to its vehicle incidents and costs.

Langleys Solicitors
This case study describes Langley's Driving for Work Policy.

LeasePlan UK Ltd
This case study describes LeasePlan UK Ltd's fleet management system, including its SafePlan initiative.

Masternaut
This case study describes Masternaut's work related road safety policy and procedures, especially its telematics technology.

Michelin
This case study describes Michelin's occupational road risk policy, including the Challenge Bibendum is a road show, and how its accident rate and costs changed.

MITIE Group PLC
This case study describes Mitie's work related road safety management system and its Fleet Risk Management Steering Group.

Nestlé
This case study describes Nestlé’s work related road safety policy & procedures and in particular its use of Virtual Risk Manager’s online tools.

nkl automotive ltd
This case study describes work related road safety policy and procedures for the tens of thousands of vehicles its staff moved for clients.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
This case study describes North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service driving policy and its role in the 95 Alive Road Safety Partnership.

Northern Powergrid
This case study describes Northern Powergrid’s Road Risk Management Plan.

Northgate Vehicle Hire
This case study describes Northgate vehicle Hire's work related road safety policy and procedures.

RES Teesdale Scaffold Ltd
This case study describes RES Teesdale Scaffold Ltd's policy for work related road safety.

Royal Mail plc
This case study describes Royal Mail's comprehensive road risk management system for it sfleet of tens of thousands of vehicles, and how their accident and collision rates have improved, and their costs reduced.

Skanska
This case study describes how Skanska manages work related road safety for its fleet of cars, light commercial vehicles and heavy goods vehicles, and how its vehicle accidents and costs have reduced.

Suckling Transport
This case study describes Suckling Transport's work related road safety policy and procedures, and the improvements in its collision rates and costs.

Scottish and Southern Energy plc
This case study describes Scottish & Southern Energy Management of Occupational Road Risk policy and procedures for its fleets, vans and HGVs.

Seashell Trust
This case study describes Seashell Trust's Transport Safety Policy and Action Plan.

Tesco.com
This case study describes Tesco.com's work related road safety policy and procedures for its online delivery fleet and the improvements in its accident rates and costs.

T-Mobile UK Ltd
This case study describes T-Mobile's Occupational Road Risk Strategy, which was introduced in 2000, and its use of telematics technology.

TNT Express
This case study describes TNT Express' road safety management system and supporting policies, including its 'Drive Me Challenge', and the reductions in blameworthy road traffic incident rate.

United Utilities Operational Services
This case study describes United Utilities' management of road risk strategy and the changes in its collisions and costs between 2008 and 2009.

Vauxhall
This case study describes Vauxhall's Fleet Safety initiatives, implemented in collaboration with its insurer, Zurich, and its Fleet Safety Audit gap analysis for 2006 to 2010.

Whitbread plc
This case study describes Whitbread's Occupational Road Risk policy and procedures.

Wolseley
This case study describes Wolseley's fleet safety policy for its large fleet and changes to its collision rates and cost recovery between 2005 and 2008.

 

Other case studies

Virtual Risk Manager
National Road Safety Partnership Program

A wide range of case studies from the UK and many other countries is available on Interactive Driving Systems' Virtual Risk Manager website.

National Road Safety Partnership Program
The National Road Safety Partnership Program is a collaborative network to help Australian employers to improve road safety in their workplace. Its website includes a range of Case Studies:

  • Blue Scope Steel - Everybody's business: Load restraint safety in the steel industry
  • Boral - Risk management compliance: maximising safety and driving competitive advantage
  • BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance and iRAP - rating road risks drives improvements
  • Bosch Australia - Increased safety, reduced costs: Hazard, near miss reporting system successfully implemented
  • Briar Maritime - SLEPT system: Waking up to fatigue risks for small business
  • Busselton Freight Services - Road safety, compliance key drivers in company growth
  • ConnectEast/EastLink - Targeting the 'invincibles': Delivering road safety messages to young people
  • Hanson - Handsome return for Hanson's proactive safety approach
  • McColls - Transport Safety is unconditional at McColls Transport
  • Simon National Carriers - Road safety a key part of the successful Simon business model
  • Toll NQX - Focus on in-vehicle cameras propels safety culture
  • Transdev Australasia - Sowing the seeds of safety: Growing a healthy safety culture
  • Transport Safety Networks - Low cost, high impact: Transport Safety Networks building a safer industry
  • Uniting Care Queensland (Formerly BlueCare) - Cutting accidents and reducing insurance premiums
  • VicRoads - Electronic braking and stability control system eliminates rollovers
  • Volkswagen Australia and the Wiggles - Getting the road safety message to kids - and their parents
  • Wolffdene Quarry (Hanson) - Sharing the road with trucks: Educating new drivers on safety

CORGI
This Transport Energy Best Practice Case Study examines how CORGI has used its health and safety policy to assist with the efficient management of its company fleet and to provide a framework for introducing environmental improvements.

Office Depot UK
This Freight Best Practice Case Study describes Office Depot UK's short, medium and long term strategic training objectives, all based around their vision of becoming the best UK-wide transport fleet.

Work-related Road Safety: A Case Study of Roche Australia
This research article describes a case study of work-related road safety in an Australian company, including four key initiatives: Driver risk assessment, monitoring and improvement, Policy development and communications, Process and outcomes evaluation, and Continuous review and refinement of policies, processes, programs and future developments. Reductions in insurance claims, collision costs and claims ratio have been sustained.

Managing Road Risk at Work – Case Study: Iron Mountain (2014)
An interview with Rory Morgan, National Logistics General Manager for Iron Mountain, a global information storage and management company, explaining how investing in road safety management has brought major business benefits.