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Cemex wins RoSPA MORR trophy

Cemex UK has lifted RoSPA's MORR Trophy at the charity's 2014 Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

The MORR Trophy, sponsored by Allianz, honours the organisation which demonstrates the most effective and cohesive programme for the management of occupational road risk (MORR), supported by historical performance data. 

Peter Ward, driver trainer at Lincolnshire-based Cemex UK, was presented with the award at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel last week.

Tristar Transport LLC, which is based in Dubai, was highly commended in the MORR Trophy category and Kier Services - Facilities Management, which is based in Cardiff, was commended in the same category.

Kevin Clinton, RoSPA's head of road safety, said: "The judges were impressed by Cemex's commitment to managing the risks to its drivers, but in particular by its continuing investment in new systems to protect other road users, especially cyclists.

"The manner in which Cemex developed these safety improvements, researching the exact problems, trialling new solutions and evaluating their effectiveness, was equally impressive.

"But perhaps the most impressive aspect of Cemex's entry was the way it has worked extensively with many stakeholders, communicating key road safety messages and sharing the results of its trials so that other companies can benefit from them."

Meanwhile, Middlesex-based Tristar Worldwide Chauffeur Services has been announced as the winner of RoSPA's MORR Technology Trophy in recognition of its dedication to using the latest technology to save the lives of those who drive for work.

The firm will be presented with the award at a ceremony at ExCeL London, on June 17.

The trophy, which is sponsored by Tesco Dotcom, honours the best use of technology in MORR, from black boxes in vehicles to e-learning and social media.

Clinton said: "The judges were very impressed with Tristar Worldwide Chauffeur Services' focus on ensuring that the vehicles it uses to transport its clients make comprehensive use of the latest vehicle safety technologies.

"The firm is an early adopter of telematics technology and is pro-active in analysing the information this provides, and in using it to identify problems and inform safety improvements. This can often be the missing piece in the jigsaw when companies use telematics, but do not know how to use the data it provides.

"Tristar's introduction of cameras in its cars was a notable development. This is often seen in trucks and vans, but less often in car fleets."

In total, there were 43 awards in the MORR awards, the majority of which were non-competitive achievement awards at bronze, silver and gold levels.

This year marks the first time that RoSPA has held awards ceremonies in three locations: Birmingham in May; London in June, alongside Safety and Health Expo 2014, and Glasgow in September, alongside the RoSPA Scotland Occupational Health and Safety Congress.  


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