Local authorities among winners at annual awards ceremony

12.00 | 7 October 2015 |

Three local authority organisations were among the winners of the 2015 Fleet Safety Awards which were presented in Birmingham on 1 October.

Ealing Council and Transport for London (TfL) each picked up one award while, with two awards, Gateshead Council was one of the night’s big winners.

The awards recognise organisations who are investing in fleet safety either by improving processes and management for their own fleets, or by developing technology that can be deployed within the fleet market.

Gateshead Council was awarded both the Eco Fleet Award and the Company Driver Safety Award for small fleets.

The Eco Fleet Award is awarded to the organisation that “has done the most to improve safety and the environment by introducing green initiatives”. Gateshead Council beat SIG PLC, Sure Group and Tadea to win the award.

The Company Driver Safety Award, divided into small and large fleet, is awarded to the organisation that has “implemented initiatives that do most to promote and achieve safer driving among employees”. Gateshead Council scooped the small fleet award, beating Finning (UK) Ltd, FMG, Iron Mountain Europe, O’Donovan Waste Disposal, TMJ Interiors and Telent.

TfL picked up the large fleet award, beating off competition from Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet Services, Centrica PLC, Eurovia UK Ltd, Kuehne + Nagel Ltd, Schneider Electric and Skanska.

Ealing Council and Cycle Safety Shield were awarded the Fleet Safety Analysis and Action Award, which is given to the organisation that has implemented “the most effective procedures for carrying out risk assessments, crash data analysis, and using the data to introduce tailored interventions”.

Ellie Pearson, professional engagement manager at Brake, said: “Congratulations to all this year’s award winners and highly commended entrants for their impressive work over the past year. We were delighted to receive so many strong awards entries, and to see the fantastic work that so many organisations and individuals are doing to make our roads safer for everyone.”


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