Hutchinson Engineering Services Ltd. are based in Weston, near Newark, Nottinghamshire and provide a number services including haulage of plant, machinery and specialist equipment up to 100T; LGV and specialist trailer repairs & servicing; crane & plant hire; as well as welding & fabrication services.
John Hawkins, HR, Health & Safety and Environmental Adviser, explains the benefits of continued FORS Gold Membership on accident rates.
‘The Companies investment in vehicle equipment and driver training has seen dividends in accident statistics, which show a lower instance rate ’
The vehicles have been fitted, for some time, with equipment such as fresnel lenses, proximity sensors and side cameras, which improve the driver’s ability to protect venerable road users, and audible left turn indicators to warn them of the vehicles intentions.
Continuing in our focus on making our vehicles safer for other road users has seen the introduction of Dashcams, which allows actual driving to be assessed under normal conditions. (This is admittedly a side benefit of recording any incidents that do occur.)
|Year||Accidents||Distance KMs||Distance per accident|
|Nov 2012 – Oct 2013||27||1,919,098||71,078|
|Nov 2013 – Oct 2014||26||2,013,459||77,441|
|Nov 2014 – Oct 2015||23||2,022,192||87,921|
|Nov 2015 – Oct 2016||21||1,904,621||90,696|
‘Investment in equipment is only part of the solution, investment in the drivers through practical training, classroom sessions and eLearning is encouraging a positive culture to develop too
This process of improvement started by striving to meet the FORS Gold standard, but the process has continued past what is required, to a cultural of what can we do next to improve further?
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