Securitas forges partnership with GreenRoad to improve driver safety for staff members

Securitas has partnered with GreenRoad – the industry leader in driver safety and behaviour technology – to improve driver safety among its 11,000 employees. With vehicle collisions the foremost cause of work-related deaths in the UK, Securitas wants to reduce risks associated with driver behaviour, both for the welfare of its own employees and that of other road users.

GreenRoad technology will allow Securitas to track the movements of its fleet, monitoring driver behaviour such as harsh braking, cornering, lane handling, acceleration and speeding. Each vehicle will be fitted with technology providing real-time data, cascaded to an online reporting and analytics platform. This will enable Securitas to track its entire fleet, while at the same time monitoring driver behaviour.

Improvements in driver behaviour enhance the safety of the company’s many mobile employees, and exerts a significantly positive impact on the environmental footprint of Securitas by reducing CO2 emissions, helping the company to achieve its targets for the reduction of greenhouse gases while also growing this valuable sector of the business. This latest initiative demonstrates how Securitas is investing in technology to provide a superior service.

“As a security provider, our dedication to safety extends beyond protecting clients through our specialist services,” said Yvonne Hinckley, mobile operations manager at Securitas. “By partnering with GreenRoad, we’re taking measurable steps to protect our employees and other road users. We look forward to having a positive impact on our community by improving driver safety.”

As a business, Securitas protects organisations right across the UK through six protective services covering on-site, mobile, remote and electronic security in addition to fire and safety and corporate risk management.

“If a company the size of Securitas UK can reduce incident rates and risky manoeuvres among its employee base, that can have a significant ripple effect on the safety of the UK’s roads,” explained John Gorbutt, regional lead at GreenRoad. “These are the types of systematic safety improvements we hope to drive and it speaks volumes about Securitas UK’s culture of safety that the business has chosen to make this investment.”

The GreenRoad technology is currently being installed in Securitas vehicles right across the UK and will be fully implemented by October this year.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014.

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