Anglian Water is celebrating its best ever performance at Michelin’s ‘Fill Up With Air’ tyre safety campaign.
Since 2011, staff have undergone voluntary tyre inflation tests after discovering that only 31% had the correct pressures on their tyres and 34% were running on at least one ‘dangerous’ tyre.
This year, 63% were found to be driving cars and vans running on four correctly inflated tyres (up to 3 psi under-inflation), versus 41% in 2016.
If the cars where pressures were judged to be within an acceptable threshold (4-7psi under-inflated) are factored in, that figure jumps to 83%– compared with 75% in 2016.
Around 120 vehicles at Anglian’s Peterborough office were tested during the 2017 round of Michelin’s successful roadshow – and the rates of inflation were superior across the board.
Michelin’s key account manager Ian Ruby said: “Anglian Water is pointing the way forward with these results.
“Not only are staff driving in much safer conditions, they’re also saving money on fuel and tyre replacements, and contributing to significant annual falls in carbon emissions – so a correctly inflated set of tyres is a win-win all round.
“The beauty of our ongoing Fill Up With Air project is that it costs companies nothing to be involved, but is paying dividends in the long run.”
Anglian Water’s fleet operations manager David Leggett said: “Michelin has been fundamental in encouraging a greater focus on tyre safety across our organisation, and the proof of their efforts is visible every year when we take part in Fill Up With Air.
“Without doubt, our company fleet and the private cars our colleagues drive to work are safer and more efficient thanks to Michelin.”