Two employees from Tarmac have been recognised for their work to raise awareness about safety around HGVs with a top industry award.
Area transport manager for Anglia Justin Waite and transport account manager for London Shaun Wright received the Community Safety award from transport minister, John Hayes MP at the Institute of Couriers’ annual awards ceremony in London.
The duo have together delivered a safety awareness programme reaching hundreds of school children, construction site workers and the general public. Interactive events have included demonstrations of HGV driver blind spots and opportunities to sit in cabs and find out more about top-of-the-range safety features such as 360° cameras, near-side radar sensors and a range of safety mirrors.
Commenting on the achievement, Mark Wood, managing director, materials south, Tarmac said: “We’re very proud of Justin and Shaun. The award win is extremely well deserved and testament to both their personal commitment and their support of our core business values. Tarmac is an industry leader in construction logistics safety and its fantastic for that commitment to be recognised for its impact beyond construction and in the wider logistics industry.
“As a responsible operator of one of the largest fleets in the industry we believe it’s important to work with local communities to promote safety for all road users and help educate people who could come into contact with HGVs on the risks.
President of the Institute of Couriers Viscount, Lord Falkland,said: “We are delighted to present Tarmac with this year’s Community Safety award which highlights the collaboration and best practice sharing in the logistics industry as we all work to raise awareness of vulnerable road user safety.”
Tarmac has a history of taking steps to ensure the safety of vulnerable road users and has been a champion of the Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety scheme for a number of years.