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Fleets urged to enter the RoSPA awards

The final countdown has begun for companies seeking to win RoSPA's acclaimed Management of Occupational Road Risk (MORR) Awards.

MORR Awards, sponsored by Allianz, are part of The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents' (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards. They are open to firms with employees who drive for work, such as van and lorry drivers, and which demonstrate excellence in managing work-related road safety.

Registration for these awards closes on December 3.

Judges are looking for evidence of best practice in areas from driver training to monitoring safety with support from historical performance data.

Other elements include how the company investigates accidents and implements the lessons learned, standards and targets, communication of occupational road safety information within and outside of the organisation, and monitoring systems of road risks.

Entrants will be eligible for bronze, silver and gold achievement awards, along with the top prize of the MORR trophy to the firm that has most effectively managed its occupational road risks over the past year.

Kevin Clinton, RoSPA's head of road safety, said: "RoSPA prides itself on encouraging companies to manage occupational road risks in the same way as other work-related issues, so the MORR Awards are very important.

"RoSPA is seeing more and more companies using telematics to monitor drivers, but what we particularly want to see is companies that don't just rely on driver training but are managing the safety and risks of drivers from the top down."

Tesco Dotcom has won the MORR trophy for the past four years in a row and was praised last year for not resting on its laurels and improving systems by developing its own driver training programme.

Organisations entering the MORR category are also required to submit an entry into RoSPA's general Occupational Health and Safety Awards scheme, which is sponsored by NEBOSH - the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health.

This year, entrants will submit their entries online for the first time through the RoSPA website. For more information on the RoSPA awards scheme call 0121 248 2090 or email awards@rospa.com.

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