Hutchinson Engineering Services Ltd – Improvement through FORS

Hutchinson Engineering Services Ltd – Improvement through FORS

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 ’

hutchinsonThe 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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