ERS Charter webinar: Work-related road safety

24 November 2017 14:00 – 15:00


ERSCharter Team


Friday 24 November 2017, 15:00 – 16:00 CET


Join the ERSCharter webinar on work-related road safety 

Road crashes are an important cause of work-related accidents in industrialised countries. Despite the lack of European statistics, we estimate that road crashes involving motor vehicles represent at least one quarter of all work-related deaths. Beside the moral responsibility to guarantee a safe work environment, it is also in the employers' financial interest to improve road safety among employees. Surprisingly, many organisations tend to minimise these consequences by ignoring the hidden costs linked to road crashes.

What are the latest data on work-related crashes? Why should you reduce work-related road crashes? How can you improve road safety amongst your employees? This second ERSCharter webinar will deal with this problematic through presentations of experts and examples of corporate road safety programmes.



Jacqueline Lacroix (ETSC & DVR) – “Latest data on work-related road accidents”

Jacqueline Lacroix studied geography at the University of Cologne with special focus on transport and developing countries. Since 1991 she has been working for the German Road Safety Council DVR. There, she is responsible for European and International Relations and, since 2012, also for Traffic Medicine. Networking and lobbying are part of her work. She was involved in the founding of ETSC, the European Road Safety Council, and has participated in several European projects

Jacqueline will present us the latest work-related road safety data in Germany.

Jacqueline O’Donovan (O’Donovan) – “Fleet safety and best practices”

O'Donovan Waste Disposal has grown to be one of London’s most successful independent waste management companies, employing 160 staff, running an 90-strong fleet of HGVs, and achieving a turnover in excess of £19m. As MD, Jacqueline O’Donovan is one of the waste, logistics, and construction sectors’ most fervent pioneers of employee training and industry best practice. She is passionate about improving road safety, not only within her company, but also across the wider industry. O’Donovan was one of the first construction firms to become a CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) champion and it has achieved the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold accreditation for the sixth consecutive year.

Jacqueline O’Donovan will discuss her company’s high standards when it comes to fleet and driver safety and why it is important to champion safety initiatives and to share best practice.

José Guilherme (CTT Correios de Portugal - Postal Services of Portugal) – “New road safety programme of CTT Correios de Portugal SA”

With a large fleet and thousands of workers driving on the roads CTT has implemented a new road safety programme which covers a number of subjects, including: safety in vehicles, recruitment of drivers, training, control of accidents, recognition of safer drivers and teams, and constant communication on road safety. Launched after taking into account that thereis a high number of road accidents among the company’s fleet operations, the goal of the new programme is to reduce by 20% accidents involving two-wheeled vehicles and by 10% accidents involving light-vehicles.

José Guilherme, fleet manager of CTT-Correios de Portugal, will share with us the new road safety programme that he has implemented.



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