EASST partner, the Automobile Club of Moldova (ACM) continues its partnership with Gas Natural Fenosa improving their record of occupational road risk management.
On 15th June 2017 the ACM organised a training day for over 70 employees of the natural gas company in Chisinau, following up from the Save Driving for Life campaign launched by the ACM, EASST and the EBRD in 2013.
Gas Natural Fenosa has been a close partner of the ACM for a number of years. Having remarkable success in the field of occupational road safety. Since their initial training in 2013, Gas Natural Fenosa have become one of the few companies in Moldova to adopt and implement a sustained programme of fleet safety management and training for its employees. In this time they have seen a 37 per cent drop in the number of road crashes involving Fenosa vehicles and a financial saving of almost €400,000.*
The training, which was attended by representatives of the National Patrolling Inspectorate, covered the main risks associated with workplace driving such as speed, vehicle safety, passive and active safety systems as well as covering child safety, and what drivers and fleet managers can do to manage these risks. The aim being to further improve road safety and reduce the number of road traffic collisions in the workplace.
Those who attended reported that the training was very useful and relevant, and that it would have a big impact on their work life. They also received stickers on speed reduction, reflective accessories, and leaflets on various important road safety issues such as drink driving, seat belts, and speed risks.
*Based on estimated loss of €4500 per vehicle involved in a crash (including indirect costs).