We set our clocks back an hour over the weekend, but the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents wishes we’d gone back 51 years instead of 60 minutes. That was when the Government conducted a three-year experiment that RoSPA says “saved hundreds of lives”.
ATS Euromaster has received the Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the fourth year running. The award follows ATS Euromaster’s introduction of additional programmes to consolidate its industry health and safety record.
Changes to the driving test will help save lives and improve road safety, said transport minister Andrew Jones. Learner drivers will need to pass a modern test that will include new manoeuvres and a longer independent driving section to make sure drivers have the skills, knowledge and confidence to drive on their own. The changes will also include a section where drivers use satellite navigation to find their way.
Blocking the road (42 per cent), verbal aggression (34 per cent) and aggressive gestures (56 per cent) are among the top threatening behaviours motorists around the world experience while driving, according to 2016’s MobilityMonitor Survey from LeasePlan.
ATS Euromaster has launched a new health and safety programme in a bid to further enhance its award-winning health and safety provision.
The new programme, entitled ‘Think safe: Home safe’, expands and rebrands ATS Euromaster’s ‘Five Cardinal Rules’ as the ‘Lifesaving Rules’, emphasising how health and safety regulations protect the lives of colleagues and customers.
ATS Euromaster has been awarded gold accreditation from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the third successive year. The award recognises ongoing outstanding performance in delivering a safer work environment. The network is the only national tyre specialist to be recognised at the highest level.
Home and garden retailer Homebase (part of Home Retail Group) is among the first businesses to sign up to ‘Project Pictogram’, a national road safety initiative aimed at raising awareness about the four main causes of road traffic collisions and fatalities.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) says more needs to be done to protect vulnerable road users after new figures revealed a rise in the number of deaths on Britain’s roads. The statistics released by the Department for Transport show an increase in the number of people killed or seriously injured, in particular pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, in 2014 compared to 2013.
ATS Euromaster has been presented with the International Safety Award by the British Safety Council. The accolade, which adds to its high tally of safety accreditations and awards, followed an assessment of ATS Euromaster’s Wishaw centre, which was found to show strong commitment to protecting the health and safety of both workers and customers.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is disappointed that each day, an average of 200 drivers were arrested for offences related to drink driving during the annual Christmas crackdown.
Figures released by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) show that, in relation to drink driving, 6,550 drivers gave positive breath tests or refused or failed to give a test, during the campaign, which ran from November 29 to January 1 across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This is around 8 per cent fewer than the previous year’s figure of 7,123. Of those arrested, 1,675 (26 per cent) were recorded as being under the age of 25.
ATS Euromaster has been awarded a safety accreditation by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in its 2013 Safety Awards. ATS-E reduced the number of lost time accidents, recording an unprecedented 25 per cent reduction in 2012 compared with the previous year. This is particularly notable, ATS-E says, since it had already reduced its lost time accidents by 58 per cent between 2007 and 2011. The RoSPA Safety Awards recognise health and safety success and offer organisations a prime opportunity to prove on-going commitment to raising health and safety standards. The tyre specialist is the only company of its kind to be recognised in this way.
Sixty years since he was created, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents' retired road safety squirrel Tufty Fluffytail will feature in an exhibition exploring international state-related propaganda from the 20th and 21st centuries, which opens next week.
Tufty, a red squirrel with signature blue and yellow clothing, was created by the late Elsie Mills MBE in 1953 to help communicate simple safety messages to children. Now, the ever-popular creature, who was joined in his adventures by Minnie Mole and Willy Weasel to name a few of his companions, will feature in the British Library's exhibition Propaganda: Power and Persuasion, from May 17 to September 17.
The effectiveness of ATS Euromaster’s in-house safety programme can be witnessed in figures released today by the fast-fit group. The company says its ‘Safe by Choice’ programme is behind a 58 per cent reduction in lost time accidents over the past five years; these are down from 100 accidents in 2007 to just 42 in 2011. Furthermore, ATS Euromaster anticipates an even more substantial reduction this year, as just 12 lost time accidents occurred in the first half of 2012.
The UK’s leading powered access platform provider – Nationwide Platforms – has signed a deal with ATS Euromaster, which will see the tyre services provider manage tyres on a fleet of more than 1,000 vehicles. As part of the agreement, ATS Euromaster will monitor tyre wear and usage, carry out repairs and fit replacements across the company’s fleet. This includes around 160 cars, 170 vans, 120 trucks, 50 trailers and 610 specialist pieces of vehicle mounted plant.
Kim Wilde is backing Dunweedin’s nationwide playground regeneration project. The company is donating 100 tonnes of its eco-friendly playground chippings, made from 100 per cent recycled tyres, to help create vibrant play areas that are safe for youngsters.