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									International Conference of Road Safety at Work
February 16 – 18, 2009




  Sustaining Safety in Hard
 Times / Times of Recession

                                                  Paul Gallemore
                                        European Head of HSEQ
Contents




› Introduction to Wolseley
› Building an Effective Business Case for Fleet Safety
› Engaging key Internal and External stakeholders
› Identifying the “Biggest Bang for your Buck”
› Our Fleet Safety Journey
› The Sustainable Benefits
› Highlighting Success and Continuous Improvement
Wolseley – Some Facts & Figures




                        Operations in 30 countries
                        Over 5,300 branches worldwide
                        70,000 Employees
                        £16.9 billion of sales


                        22,500 Vehicles (Cars and Trucks)
                        At least 25,000 Drivers
                        At least 5,000 Collisions (3rd Party)
Building an Effective Business Case




 Financial          Moral             Legal
               Duty of Care
Building an Effective Business Case



                                                                                 •   Collisions, Injuries, Ill health,
   Insurance                                                                         damage etc.
   Costs

                                    £1
                                                                                 •   Lost time
                                                                                 •   Extra wages, overtime payments
  Uninsured                                                                      •   Damage to products, plant, buildings,
                                                                                     tools, vehicles, equipment
  Costs                                                                          •   Sick Pay
                                                                                 •   Fines
                           £8 - £36                                              •   Loss of contracts or customers
                                                                                 •   Legal costs
                                                                                 •   Site clean up costs
                                                                                 •   Management investigation time
                                                                                 •   Excess on any claims
                                                                                 •   Loss of business reputation

Source: Health and Safety Executive - HS(G) 96 - The Cost of Accidents at Work
Building and Effective Business Case
Example - Wolseley UK Collisions (05/06)
Engaging Key Stakeholders


                                                                                           Integration
                                                                                    Safety is always one
                                                                                     of our top priorities


                                                                     Business Risk
                                                                    We actively look for
                                                                    problems and work
                                                                     on reducing risks

                                                  Compliant
                                               We have systems in
                                                place to manage
                                                   most risks
                            Reactive
                        Safety is important,
                         we do a lot every
                         time we have an
                              accident

        Ignorance
    Who cares as long
     as we don’t get
         caught
Engaging Key Stakeholders


                   Focused Fleet Safety Steering Group,
                   including participants from:
                    Health safety and environment
                    Transport fleet
                    Car fleet
                    HR
                    Training
                    Branch & Operations Manager’s
                    External: Insurance broker (Willis), Insurer
                      (Zurich), Risk management advisors (IDS), Fleet
                      suppliers (GE) and Accident management (FMG)

                   Quarterly meetings with sub-groups to
                   focus on fleet safety programmes
Identifying the Biggest Bang for Your Buck


 Zurich audit outcomes                   2004 %   2006 %   All fleets
 Fleet safety policy                       39       84        73
 OHS policy and risk assessment            47       78        68
 Legal compliance                          60       88        76
 Organisational leadership and culture     48       81        72
 Journey/mobility planning                62       72         77
 Driver recruitment and induction          74       86        70
 Driver management                         61       80        65
 Driver wellbeing                          42       73        62
 Vehicle management                        58       83        76
 Claims reporting and investigation       43       69         64
 Marketing and community involvement      36       82         46
 Reversing                                 49       70        64
 Cash for cars                             60       80        62
 Agency drivers                           50       60         73
 Overall                                   53       78        68
Identifying the Biggest Bang for Your Buck
Our Fleet Safety Journey


                                                                Driver Focus
                                                                Groups and      Benchmarking
 Fleet Safety
                                                                Driver of the    with Other
    Audit
                                                                    Year        Organisations
 Gap Analysis


     Appointed                                          On-line Driver                  Random Drug
    Fleet Safety                                        Assessment                       and Alcohol
     Champion                                           and Training                      Screening


        Established                                                                             Separate Car
                                                    Driver Pledge,                                  and
        Fleet Safety
                                                     Policy, Risk                                Commercial
          Steering
                                                     Assessment                                 Focus Groups
           Group

          Identified the                  Launched                                                      Post Collision
          Moral, Legal                   Fleet Safety                                                   Investigation
          and Financial                    Policy &                                                         Calls
              Case                       Handbooks

                                       Quarterly                                                                  Focus on
                Developed
                                         Driver                                                                   Grey Fleet
                Fleet Safety
                                       Newsletter                                                                  Drivers
                Action Plan
                                       Launched




04/05                          05/06                           06/07                0708                                 08/09
Our Fleet Safety Journey
Post Incident Calls




                           Instigated where a Company Car
                           collision has resulted in:
                           • an injury to a 3rd party
                           • personal injury to an employee
                           • caused over £1,000 of damage
                           Carried out by ex-police trainers
                           Conversation highlights key “risk”
                           factors leading up to the collision
                           Helps to Identify the root cause of
                           the collision and any further
                           training requirements
Our Fleet Safety Journey
Our Fleet Safety Journey


                        Monthly Essential Safety Theme to all WUK
                         locations focusing on „Fleet Safety‟
                        Fleet Safety Seminars hosted by IDS
                        Road Safety Training in Local Schools
                        Tyre & windscreen checks at Head Offices
                        Alcohol Awareness Workshop run by Zurich
                        Reverse parking only and “Dress Down” day at
                         Head Offices – all proceeds in aid of Brake
                        FSSG meeting held during the week
                        D.C‟s and branches promoted road safety with
                         campaigns targeted at their local communities
                        Brake‟s petition lobbying for 20mph zones
                         around schools and homes signed by
                         employees and students attending workshops
                        Online driver assessment reminders sent
                        Press releases in trade and local press
   The Sustainable Benefits
   Focus on Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving



The Benefits of SAFED                                      Reduced fuel consumption by 1,000 litres per
                                                           year will:
Fuel Efficiency - Using fuel more efficiently
means:                                                              save an operator £700 a year (assuming
                                                                     a price of 70 pence per litre, excluding
        lower costs
                                                                     Taxes)
        improved profit margins
                                                                    save 2.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide
        reduced emissions                                           emissions a year
        improved environmental performance

                                                           Safer Driving / Safer driving means:
                                                                 less injuries and fatalities on our roads
                                                                 less accident damage to vehicles
                                                                 less unproductive downtime for vehicle repair
                                                                 reduced insurance premiums




For more information see UK DOT Good Practice Guide 2100
Highlighting Success



The key benefits for focusing upon Fleet Safety
 1.    Significant Cost Savings
 2.    Efficiency Improvements
 3.    Better customer service
 4.    Fewer Injuries, Collisions and lost workdays
 5.    Lower claims, Lower administration costs, Lower insurance premiums
 6.    Improved Performance Management
 7.    Consistent & Timely External/Internal Reporting
 8.    Improved Internal Operational Control
 9.    Brand Enhancement / Protection
 10.   Achieve Operational Excellence
 11.   Improved Compliance with Legal and Reporting standards
Highlighting Success
Highlighting Success


 Year on year reduction in injury (35%) and Collision rates (45%) since
  2004
 1,000 collisions avoided in 07/08, equal to £1.5 million of direct costs
  and significantly more indirect costs avoided
 Occupational H & S and Fleet Safety programme has received national
  and international recognition
 Next Steps



 Car Policy Review & Handbook Update
 Focus on Grey Fleet
 Post Collision Investigation Call
 Internal Audit on Car Fleet Department
 External Zurich Audit
 Safe Driver of the Year 2009
 National Road Safety Week 2009
 Further Benchmarking via working parties and DfBB
 Separate Car & Commercial Focus Groups
Thank You




›   For more information, contact:


      paul.gallemore@wolseley.co.uk
      01926 705622


      harnam.singhnijjar@wolseley.co.uk
      01926 705320


›   Or visit www.wolseley.co.uk

								
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