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Highways England contractors recognised for road user safety

18 October 2018

Story from Driving for Better Business.

  • Amey and WJ Group recognised by Highways England for their achievements in managing work-related road risk.
  • Amey reduce incidents by 38%, while WJ reduce incidents by 20% in 12 months. Both have also seen significant reductions in fuel use and emissions, as well as other key fleet management costs.
  • Highways England calls on public and private sector to follow their example.
  • New Business Champions announce major reductions in fuel use, emissions, costs and incidents.

At Highways UK in 2017, Highways England announced a new drive to ensure all its suppliers manage their work-related road risk to a demonstrably high level, in line with guidance given by their Driving for Better Business campaign. This included an ambition for existing suppliers to achieve ‘Business Champion’ status by 31 March 2019. For new suppliers we ask them to become champions within 18 months of the start of their contract.

Two contractors from the Highways England supply chain have now joined the growing band of ‘Business Champions’ – the first to do so since the announcement.

The two – infrastructure support service provider Amey, and leading road marking specialists WJ Group – were recognised for the work they had done to strengthen their safer driving cultures, resulting in significant reductions in collisions as well as reductions in fuel, emissions and running costs.

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