Thursday, 10 September 2015

Business road safety campaign launch

Lord Digby Jones will launch 515 balloons at a business road safety event to show the number of people who died in the UK in just one year as a result of work-related journeys.

The event will take place at the Shropshire HQ of road safety organisation, the TTC Group, on September 17 at 10.30am, as part of a campaign to encourage the business world to help cut workplace road deaths and injuries.

And Martin-Kaye's senior partner Graham Davies is set to play a key role in the launch offering specialist advice to employers and spelling out their obligations.
"I'm very pleased to be joining TTC at their event to explain to employers what their obligations are, the legal framework that surrounds the issues, and the penalties you'll face if you flout the rules," said Graham.

The aim of the launch is to show businesses how they must change in the 21st century, and Lord Digby Jones - international businessman and former UK Trade Minister - will talk about how company bosses can protect "the bottom line" while helping to save lives at the same time.

Business leaders will hear how they can minimise the risks to staff by managing workplace road safety online with the launch of TTC DriverProtect software.

In 2013, a total of 515 motorists, passengers and riders died driving on work-related business - 111 of them going to and home from work. There were 5,052 serious injuries and 42,035 slight injuries, and road crashes cost an estimated £14.7 billion each year.

At the Telford launch, firefighters will showcase the skills they use to rescue hundreds of people each year by cutting a business manager free from a wrecked car.

Alan Prosser, director of the TTC Group which educates 320,000 road users each year to reduce casualties, said they were launching the campaign to show the business world how they can easily adopt measures to minimise the dangers on the road for their staff while cutting costs at the same time.

"Every year there are more than 500 deaths and thousands of people injured driving at work. Nearly all these casualties are preventable and it's costing companies millions. The human cost is incalculable," said Alan.

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