Winner: Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety, 2021
Dave Conway has more than 40 years’ experience working in highways maintenance and construction, and has spent the last 15 focusing on management systems and standards. Thanks to his work in 2013 on a new Road Traffic Safety Management System for FM Conway, the company became the third in Europe (and 17th worldwide) to achieve certification against the international ISO 39001. This specifies requirements for management systems to help reduce death and serious injuries related to road traffic crashes.
Since then, Dave has been a passionate advocate of ISO 39001 and has committed to promoting its adoption by other organisations. His hard work led to him being invited to join the British Standards Institution’s road safety committee, and represent the UK in developing ISO 39002. In 2017, he was elected chair of the committee, and he still works tirelessly to promote the benefits of road safety management systems.
At FM Conway, he has overseen the introduction of measures including a Professional Drivers Recognition Scheme, mobile phone blocking systems, and the addition of new technologies to the fleet. He also authored and implemented FM Conway’s Fleet Operations Safety Scheme to drive progression beyond the FORS standard.