A ‘double header’ presentation by Central Bedfordshire Council and Amey, delivered at the 2012 National Road Safety Conference, will consider the merits of outsourcing road safety education, training and publicity (ETP).
Since Central Bedfordshire Council took the decision last year to outsource its ETP service to Amey, there has been a 30% reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured in road accidents. Amey’s Jon Shortland (left in pic) and Central Bedfordshire’s Basil Jackson (right in pic) will discuss how and why the two organisations came together to implement a pioneering contract which, as well as reducing the number of KSIs, is 10% cheaper than when the service was delivered in-house.
The presentation will feature in the ‘Getting results & new ways of working’ session on the afternoon of Wednesday 14 November.
Jon Shortland, account director of Amey, worked for Northamptonshire County Council for 19 years, including 15 years in road safety. His work here helped the council being awarded with a ‘Beacon Status’ for road safety.
Basil Jackson, assistant director for Highways and Transportation, Central Bedfordshire Council, is a chartered civil engineer and transport planner. Prior to his current role, Basil was the head of a nationally acclaimed transport service in Cambridgeshire County Council, where he developed successful partnerships with bus companies and local businesses and attained a Beacon Status for Better Public Transport 2004-2005.
The National Road Safety Conference is being hosted by Road Safety GB London Region at the Britannia International Hotel, Canary Wharf, 14-15 November. The event is co-sponsored by Colas, RedSpeed International, Alcolock UK and AA DriveTech.
The cost of attending the two-day conference starts at £85 plus VAT per day for day delegates and £295 plus VAT for residential delegates (Road Safety GB members). More than 190 people have currently registered to attend.