Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Clear Dashboards Save Lives

In October we will be sharing some posters and vehicle air fresheners to highlight the importance of keeping car, van and truck dashboards clear.

Many people were deeply affected seven years ago when a truck working for us collided with a cyclist, causing the death of the cyclist, Joanna Braithwaite, who was only 34. One of the causes of the incident was that the truck driver’s view was partially blocked by an American helmet, see photo (right). The photo (left) of a truck on one of our sites earlier this week brought back memories of the incident in 2011…. note the cowboy hat!

As a suggestion, why not start the campaign early and ask everyone who interacts with drivers on a day to day basis to STEP IN if they see any clutter on their dashboards. It’s all about looking after ourselves and each.