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Firm wins safety award a second time

A COMPANY has won the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents trophy for managing occupational road risk for the second year running.

Palmer and Harvey McLane, which employs 4,000 people covering 25 million miles a year to make nearly two million deliveries, has halved its accident rate in recent years.

The judges said they were impressed by the 'strenuous efforts that the wholesale and distribution company makes to ensure the safety of its fleet of 900 trucks and 450 cars'.

Initiatives introduced by the company include computer-based driver assessments, driver training targeted to individual branch needs, driver assessors based at all main branches, discussions on route scheduling and planning, and an 'accident free' bonus scheme.

Palmer and Harvey McLane received its award at an event last week.

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