FM Conway Ltd wins Company Driver Safety Award (large fleet).
FM Conway Ltd was presented the Company Driver Safety Award for large fleets at the UK Fleet Champions Awards 2022. The award recognises FM Conway’s work to install improved telematics and driver-assistance systems to prioritise the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.
FM Conway is a leading infrastructure services companies. With a fleet of more than 1,170 cars, vans, and trucks, the organisation carries out inspections, maintenance, design, and enhancement services for communities and businesses.
Working with innovative technology organisations, FM Conway was able to introduce a range of new systems to their fleet. Each of these systems was designed to protect vulnerable road users, particularly people who walk or cycle.
FM Conway’s fleet was the first to use Sidescan®Predict, a sensor system that monitors a vehicle’s surroundings and calculates the risk of collision with a pedestrian or cyclist. The system alerts the driver if a pedestrian or cyclist is near, therefore reduces false alarms and near misses, preventing injury and improving driver confidence. FM Conway has also installed telematics systems with cameras to monitor drivers and intervene when driving habits become dangerous. Blind-spot cameras are linked to an in-cab display, helping drivers be more aware of their surroundings.
The measures introduced to FM Conway’s fleet have resulted in a 45% reduction in the risk of death or life-changing injury. Driver behaviour has improved by 80%, and personal injury claims decreased by 27%.
Andrew Cox, FM Conway Managing director, said: “As a business we travel over 22 million miles per year, so we’re always looking to innovate how we operate on the road network.
“By actively searching for and implementing new and developing technologies across our fleet, we can further mitigate risks for both our people and wider road users, so that everyone can go home safe.”
FM Conway was presented the Company Driver Safety Award (large fleet) at the UK Fleet Champion Awards 2022. The award, sponsored by Fleetmaster, celebrates the private sector organisation that introduces initiatives that effectively enable drivers to be safe.