EASST Trustee Anne-Marie Penny is Project Manager of the Kent and Medway Safety Camera Partnership – recently awarded a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for its ‘Driving Business Safely – Get a Grip’ campaign.
It targets employers in Kent and Medway with regards to their legal obligations in relation to managing occupational road risk and their duty of care to employees and other road users.
It offers resources including a website, workshops and employee hand-outs to help businesses understand what they can do to ensure they are within the law, improve their health and safety culture, and benefit from cost savings.
Anne-Marie (second from right) with HMA Keith Shannon (centre) on a recent EASST visit to Moldova
Underlying this is the crucial element of reducing crashes and the number of people killed or seriously injured in collisions involving vehicles being driven for work purposes.
The campaign launched in January 2006 includes a variety of activities that take place throughout each year, with one ‘push’ annually.
Anne-Marie previously worked for the National Westminster Bank for 13 years. She left following a life threatening motorbike crash. Having experienced the trauma of a road crash first hand, Anne-Marie came into road safety and now works passionately to reduce road deaths and injuries and promote greater partnership working. She is involved in EASST’s current project in Moldova which will see the creation of casualty reduction partnerships in Chisinau and Tiraspol.