These are the key presentations from the final AIRSO AGM held on Tuesday 14th January 2020
CHAIRMAN'S REPORT, Simon Turner
AIRSO is being rebranded as ARRM, and will operate as the Association for Road Risk Management following the AGM. ARRM membership will be open (but not limited) to the following:
- Fleet Managers
- Health and Safety Managers
- Road Safety Practitioners
- Fleet Driver Trainers
- Emergency Services Personnel
- Occupational Road Risk Consultants
- Academics and researchers
- Safety Standards Boards
- Highways Authorities
- Emergency Services
- Fleet Safety Product/Service Providers
- Infrastructure Contractors
- Trade Associations
- Fleet Operators
- Government and Regulators
Simon will talk through the strategic plan for ARRM throughout 2020 and beyond including a strong focus on member value, reaching out to many new potential members and a range of activities that will help ARRM fulfil its potential.
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The following speakers were invited to demonstrate to members why the decision to focus on work-related road safety and risk management will present the Association with new opportunities to forge a leading role in road safety.
A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR ARRM: Anne-Marie Penny
Senior Policy Adviser, Highways England
Anne-Marie Penny is also the Senior Programme Manager responsible for the Driving for Better Business programme which Highways England assumed control of in early 2017 to drive higher standards in work-related road safety across the private and public sectors. Driving for Better Business already engages with organisations that collectively manage almost 700,000 drivers and over 400,000 vehicles, as well as many strategic partners in government, regulation, enforcement and fleet safety. Anne-Marie explained how a greater focus on work-related road safety by both Highways England and the Government could present ARRM with a significant opportunity to help deliver national improvements in this area.
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A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR ARRM: Tavid Dobson
Lead Safety Management Specialist, Rail Safety & Standards Board
In the last 10 years road traffic accidents have emerged as the biggest contributor to workforce fatalities in the rail industry. As the railway has become a safer work environment, it has begun to expose the significance of work-related road risk. During the last ten years, there have been 20 workforce fatalities and 10 of these were work-related road deaths, 50% of all workforce fatalities. Tavid is currently leading a rail industry collaboration including Network Rail, Highways England, train and freight operating companies, government, unions and regulators to deliver higher standards in the management of work-related driving throughout the entire sector. Tavid discussed what this means for fleet and safety professionals and look at how ARRM can support them in delivering these improvements.
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A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR ARRM: Kevin Day
Driver Training Manager, West Midlands Fire Service
Kevin is also the Chair of the NFCC’s DTAG-Fire group. Kevin will talk through the developments that have occurred in driver training throughout the fire service over the last 18 months and how ARRM can continue to support driver training within the blue light services.
Download Kevin’s Presentation as PDF