The second annual competition on work related road safety from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC?) aims to spur on companies throughout the EU to tackle road safety at work.
ETSC is searching for entrants who can demonstrate what they have achieved through their efforts to reduce collisions at work and, or while commuting to and from work. ETSC’s panel of judges will evaluate entrants based on a number of criteria including evidence of progress, innovation and lasting efforts. The ‘PRAISE Award’ is presented annually at the PRAISE Brunch to an employer identified for taking on the road safety challenge responsibly. British Telecom won the first PRAISE award earlier this year in May(4). For its second year ETSC has opened two separate categories: one for SMEs (Small-Medium Enterprise) and one category for larger employers.
Employers rewarded by PRAISE will receive positive recognition for their efforts made in road safety and press coverage. Moreover, they will have the opportunity to exchange best practice with other companies committed to road safety thus creating new business opportunities. Finally, ETSC hopes that employer’s commitment to work related road safety will increase by receiving recognition for their efforts.
ETSC’s executive director Antonio Avenoso said “I hope this award will spur Small and Medium Sized Employers also to take on the road safety challenge and reap the benefits of managing their businesses as an integral part of their working practice. Even in such a harsh climate introducing road safety measures makes good business sense.”