Fleet safety practitioners from award-winning companies will be sharing their road risk management secrets at the Fleet Safety Forum's 9th annual conference on Tuesday 28th February 2012. The Best of the Best conference, run by Brake, the road safety charity, showcases innovative and effective policies and programmes to tackle work-related road crashes.

Fleet managers are being urged to attend the conference, sponsored by Aviva, which takes place at Cranmore Park in Birmingham.  Speakers from a range of organisations who are leading the field in work-related road safety will outline their road risk management programmes, successes and plans for the future. Topics and speakers include:

Where next for work-related road safety?

  • Shaun Helman, Principle Psychologist, TRL and Dr Will Murray, Research Director, Interactive Driving Systems

Fleet safety and the environment

  • Julie Welch, Health and Safety Manager and Paul Clark, Fleet Engineering Manager, Cemex
  • Dale Eynon, Head of Fleet Operations - Corporate Assets, Environment Agency

Reporting and recording incident data

  • Andrew Kemp, Occupational Road Risk Manager, Tesco
  • Rory Morgan, National Logistics General Manager, and Tracey Kinloch, European Risk Manager, Iron Mountain

Making policy reality

  • Tyler Stilwell, Global Road Safety Leader, Cummins Inc

Cost efficiency through fleet safety

  • Dave Abbott, Technical Director, Cardinus
  • Richard Hill, Managing Director, Peak Performance


Fleet practitioners have been selected to speak at the conference following recognition of their achievements at the prestigious Fleet Safety Forum Awards for Excellence, which took place in June 2011.

The Fleet Safety Forum Awards for Excellence 2012 are open for entries, and organisations that have worked to improve fleet safety can enter before the deadline of Friday 16th March 2012. The Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Birmingham on Thursday 14th June 2012. A variety of categories are available and for the first time, entries can be submitted online via www.fleetsafetyforum.org.

Roz Cumming, Development Manager at Brake, says: "The Best of the Best Conference not only offers a fantastic opportunity to hear first-hand about a wide range of best practice, life-saving risk management programmes, but also provides networking opportunities, and the chance to discuss future developments in work-related road safety. I urge anyone involved with fleet safety to participate, to ensure you're doing everything you can to reduce your company's road risk."

Marc Wanless, Senior Motor Underwriting Manager at Aviva says: "Aviva is committed to road safety and is delighted to support this year's Best of the Best Conference. This event offers fleet managers a fantastic opportunity to discover best practice methods for running a safe and cost effective fleet. Given the current economic climate, it's an opportunity that fleet managers cannot afford to miss."
For further details of the conference and the awards visit: www.fleetsafetyforum.org/events  


Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 1110 by Andrew. Comment by emailing: andrew.lynch@pavpub.com