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Leadership needed to change behaviour

24 June 2019

Managing Director of Amey Highways and Driving for Better Business Ambassador, James Haluch, explains why leadership is so important to managing occupational road risk.

''Leadership is the ability to influence and empower others, and as Managing Director at Amey it’s my role to be able to recognise the positive impact making emotional connections with our people, our clients and our customers to champion road safety has on ultimately saving lives on the network.

Over 327 billion road miles are driven on our roads every year, with 468 casualties and five fatalities occurring every day, statistics that should shock and compel attitudes towards road safety to change – In the highways sector this is one of our biggest challenges.

At Amey, we’ve committed to looking at ways we can improve the safety of the network that our operatives’ class as their place of work and our customers rely on to travel from A to B, to reduce the daily incidents that are occurring, something I’m aware won’t change overnight.

Taking a natural step forward

Highways England’s Driving for Better Business (DfBB) campaign was a natural progression for us to further the work we’re developing to train and equip our people with the tools to ensure their safety whilst on the network. The principles behind this campaign directly align to my Vision 2030 but also to our core business value of Putting People First.''

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James Haluch, Managing Director of Amey


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