Last week in Newbridge, Co Kildare, saw the hosting of the first Cross-Industry Forum on Road Safety in Ireland. This successful half-day event is an inspired initiative by the ESB and is just one of a number of elements of the company's "Road Safety Strategy 2013-2020: Our Journey To Excellence".
Leading road safety champions and DriverFocus clients, ESB, ABB, Irish Rail, SSE and Ervia were joined by representatives from eir, An Post, KTL, KN Networks and other organisations to share their experience and best-practices in managing work-related road risk. Well-planned and ably facilitated, there was fantastic, active participation from all, in the series of workshops, which covered a wide-range of driving-related topics including grey fleet, driver behaviour, telematics, audits, distraction, driver communications, driving for work policies and daily vehicle checks.
DriverFocus and FTA Ireland were invited along to support the forum with stands featuring relevant information and resources.
At the close, strong interest expressed for the next event, with several offers to host - a definite sign that the Forum was heading in the right direction!
Further information: ESB Road Safety Strategy 2013-2020
Related: Kudos to ESB (LinkedIn Post)