This week is Road Safety Week, an important date in our calendar as safety is crucial to our business.
During this week, we are running a series of blogs and today we speak to our transport delivery manager, Stuart Goring, to find out what processes he has in place to make our roads a safer place.
Stuart said: “As the transport delivery manager for nmcn, safety is top of my agenda for every aspect of my job.
“I look after our heavy goods vehicles, commercial fleet and our company cars. Combined there are 751 vehicles, so it’s a big responsibility. We have high levels of compliance in place to ensure everyone behind the wheel and the general public are kept safe. We have a strict company car policy, a commercial handbook, tailored training and we also conduct licencing checks every six months.”
This year’s Road Safety Week has the theme ‘no need for speed,’ something we take very seriously at nmcn. Stuart explained: “All of our vehicles are restricted to 62 miles per hour for safety, but also for fuel-efficiency as social responsibility is also incredibly important to us too.
“All of our vehicles are tracked and their speed, how fast they accelerate and how quickly they brake are all logged. Drivers are given a score based on their statistics which is sent to the leader of their division.
“We’re actively rewarding drivers for good behaviour and every month based on their driving score, two drivers will win a prize, an incentive that is working really well.”
He added: “We’re also about to introduce forward facing cameras into vehicles to further enhance security, it helps to provide clear footage if any incidents do happen.”
Stuart has been with nmcn for a year and in that time, the fleet has grown by 10%. He added: “It’s been an exciting time to join the business, we’ve been able to grow our vehicles due to contract wins. Despite having a bigger fleet, incidents are in line with last year, which is a great achievement and shows that the processes are working.”
Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by road safety charity Brake. Find out more about the week here.
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