Haslam Transport Ltd – Going for Gold

Haslam Transport Ltd is the premier choice for concrete mixer hire in across the whole country. Based in Barnsley. Haslam Transport Ltd is fully insured and is one of the UK’s leading concrete mixer hire companies. All our lorries are available on a number of flexible terms and these include: hourly basis, contract and fixed price. All of our drivers are fully trained and competent in mixing and delivering concrete  – vital when need the ultimate care and attention at all points of the delivery process. Majid Hussain – Our Transport Manager says FORS has definitely brought them forward in the industry and he fully promotes FORS to every company he comes across.’

We came across FORS when tendering for work across London including Crossrail and Tideway.

When we looked at the requirements and benefits of joining the scheme we saw that they fitted in perfectly with our ethos of improving safety whilst complementing our drive to improve fuel efficiency and reduce our environmental impact’

We take compliance and safety very seriously so we achieved our Bronze and Silver Accreditation first time. FORS did help us by providing training and tools that improved the policies and procedures’

The performance management toolkit really helped us set our targets for reducing our carbon footprint and improving our MPG. FORS has helped us improve our filing systems and procedures’

All our drivers have completed their Safe Urban Driving course and the LoCity for Drivers CPC Course. We have also invested heavily in vehicle safety systems cameras, nearside proximity sensors, audible alarms and arrest rails for all our vehicles. All our drivers have also completed FORS E-Learning modules.’

‘We have reduced our accidents/collisions by 33.33% compared to the previous year and we haven’t received any Parking Fines and Charges in the past 2 years’ – Majid Hussain our Transport Manager.

‘FORS has helped us achieve compliance and safety’ – Majid Hussain Transport Manager

We have managed to keep our Parking fines down to zero and accidents/incidents down to only 4 accidents in the past 12 months which is a 33.33% improvement compared to the previous year. We achieved this by making sure we always selected the best route possible to all our sites and we plan ahead before leaving the yard

MPG Incidents per year

Number of Parking Fines and Charges

Jul 19 – Jun 20 5.60 6 0
Jul 20 – Jun 21 6.04 4 0
Percentage improvement 7.86% 33.33% 0%

*No PCN’s for the past 2 years.

  • We get all my drivers to complete a comprehensive Medical Declaration on a annually basis even though the FORS Standard states once every 5 years. It’s also mentioned in the drivers handbook that if they at any point in time start suffering from a medical condition they need to notify the company ASAP as well as if they need to start taking medication prescribed by their GP or over the counter drugs. We will then investigate it to see if it’s still safe for the driver to be driving for the company and we may even ask the driver to get a letter from his doctor informing the company if he is still able to drive for the company. We will then start doing more driver assessments on the driver to make sure he isn’t a risk to the company or anyone on the road.
  • We have recently adopted a recruitment policy to try and help us recruit young drivers into the Transport industry.
  • We only use the Operating centre for parking our lorries. All our servicing is done by main dealers at their sites not ours. The only noise generated is when my lorries are idling so we can carry out our defect checks. All my lorries have white noise reversing alarms fitted to them.
  • We use concrete mixer lorries. Therefore we can’t move anything via barge or train as we need the actual lorries at building sites and there is no other method other than driving the lorries. So using a Lorry is the most cost effective way. We are replacing all our lorries when they are due with Euro 6 engines. We have looked at electric vehicles and because of the weights we carry and the fact that our lorries have specialist equipment fitted no manufacture have produced an alternative fuelled vehicle that can carry the weight we do and go over the same terrain we do.

We will continue using what FORS has taught us to improve our MPG and reduce any wasted idling we might have and keep our Parking fines and Charges to zero’

Gaining FORS Gold Accreditation shows how dedicated we are as a company to improving road safety and the safety of all vulnerable road users in London as well as nationally. We will continuously use what FORS has taught us to help reduce our carbon footprint and make the roads so safer for everyone that uses them.

*Please note: All published FORS Gold case studies have been submitted by the accredited company named above and transcribed verbatim

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