HTS and McGee Group win top accolade at RoSPA Fleet Safety Awards 2019

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RoSPA has announced the winners of its two “most prestigious” fleet safety trophies as HTS and McGee Group.

HTS (Property and Environment) won the Fleet Safety Trophy, while construction firm McGee Group, which is marking its 60th anniversary this year, won the Fleet Safety Technology Trophy.

Both firms received their awards at a gala dinner at ExCeL London on June 18.

RoSPA’s Fleet Safety Trophy is presented annually to the organisation that demonstrates the most effective and cohesive programme for the management of occupational road risk (MORR), supported by historical performance data.

HTS (Property and Environment) was recognised for its excellent approach to MORR, which is led from the top, is well implemented through the management chain and is fully integrated into the company’s overall health and safety strategy.

There is a strong training focus, covering managers and individual drivers, good manager-led incident investigation and a range of communications and feedback loops for implementing changes and improvements.

RoSPA’s Fleet Safety Technology Trophy, sponsored by Tesco Dotcom, is presented in recognition of an organisation’s commitment to using the latest technology to manage occupational road risk.

McGee Group has demonstrated a progressive approach to safety across the mix of vehicles and class types that make up its fleet. Drivers, vehicles and routes are monitored by various technological methods, with data analysed at least weekly, if not daily.

Interventions have been introduced to avoid bridge strikes and to reduce time on the road. There is a strong safety culture and the firm is supportive of innovations and developing young talent, and its safety values are inherent from the top down.

RoSPA’s head of awards Julia Small said: “HTS has demonstrated a real commitment to the management of occupational road risk, with a particular focus on protecting members of the public, and its management system has resulted in a good overall reduction in incident rates.

“McGee Group, meanwhile, makes good use of innovative technology and is at the forefront of design in what is a challenging industry for road safety.

“Work-related road accidents account for up to a third of crashes, and we were delighted to recognise both firms at this year’s RoSPA Fleet Safety Awards, signalling to other organisations the positive steps that can be taken to make a real difference.”


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