Among the key things we focus on at System Edström is the safety of drivers and their vans. As part of this commitment, we are a sponsor of the Driving for Better Business programme.
Backed by National Highways, the programme aims to help employers reduce the risks for those whose work takes them onto the country’s roads. The stated aim is to: “Control the associated costs and improve compliance with current legislation and guidance.”
According to Driving for Better Business: “Driving for work is one of the highest-risk activities that most employees undertake. It is also a significant cost to the business. Employers that manage road risk well have peace of mind that they are legally compliant, are regarded as better places to work, and perform at a higher level of efficiency than those that don’t.”
The programme’s website has a range of resources that help and advise companies on how to make driving safer. It also features a Van Driver Toolkit, which offers practical advice.
To support the programme, and to help our customers’ drivers, we are now placing Driving for Better Business stickers in every van we convert. Placed in the windscreen, in tax disc style, the stickers feature a QR code that takes the driver straight to the Van Driver Toolkit page on the Driving for Better Business website.
You can find out more about Driving for Better Business on the campaign website.