GAP sets gold standard in fleet safety

GAP Group has won the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for Fleet Safety.

The accolade was awarded in recognition of GAP’s dedication to managing occupational road risk, safeguarding its drivers, and ensuring the safety of other road users.

The firm secured the Gold Award on its first time of entering.

The application process allowed the company to benchmark its fleet safety performance and in particular the regional transport managers’ (RTM) approach to managing road risk principles. The assessment involved independent evaluation of GAP’s fleet safety procedures, including analysis of accident data performance and the RTMs implementation and management of a road risk management programme.

Allister Maxwell, head of safety, risk and compliance at GAP Group, said “I am really pleased with this result as it demonstrates GAP’s deep-rooted commitment to delivering and sustaining leading health and safety standards and specifically in relation to occupational road risk. It’s a fantastic and well deserved achievement for our drivers, general managers and our regional transport managers as they continue to demonstrate an unwavering passion for keeping people safe and GAP’s operators licence-compliant.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s achievements director, commented, “Accidents at work and work-related ill health don’t just have huge financial implications or cause major disruption – they significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. That’s why good safety performance deserves to be recognised and rewarded. We are thrilled that GAP Hire Solutions has won a RoSPA Award and would like to congratulate them on showing an unwavering commitment to keeping their employees, clients and customers safe from accidental harm and injury.”