Bahwan DHL Exel Supply Chain’s road safety campaign has driven down traffic violations in Oman
Company’s commitment to promote responsible driving as Safest Driver of the Year 2008 announced
A unique initiative to improve driver and pedestrian safety on the roads of Oman has resulted in a significant reduction in speeding offences and improved driver behavior, according to Bahwan DHL Exel Supply Chain (Bahwan DHL).
The six month long campaign, just one component of Bahwan DHL’s extensive health, safety and environment program, culminated in the announcement of Salim Al-Brashdi as ‘Safest Driver of the Year 2008’, with a safe driving index of 99.15%.
“There has been a worrying trend in the number of road accidents in the Sultanate with speeding as the number one cause of accidents”, explained Paul Spyropoulos, Managing Director, Bahwan DHL. “Within our operations we identified owner drivers that support oil and gas related logistics as being particularly at risk on the roads and introduced a number of initiatives aimed at improving driving skills, behaviors and ensuring more stringent vehicle maintenance”, added Spyropoulos.
The performance of the drivers was measured by their overall improvement including driving behavior and vehicle maintenance. “Bahwan DHL monitored how well the drivers maintained the condition of their vehicles, including load safety and the progress of the drivers’ responsiveness to feedback on their driving behavior,” said Wayne Tait, Bahwan DHL Health and Safety Manager. “The improved standards were even greater than we had anticipated, with significant reductions in speeding violations, and improved driver awareness and vehicle condition.”
“The increasing number of road traffic accidents in Oman is a worrying trend and business must play a responsible part in improving road safety awareness,” said Spyropoulos. “Bahwan DHL continues to drive the road safety agenda with ongoing campaigns and programs. Improving the safety of our colleagues and of the communities in which we work is a primary focus for the business,” concluded Spyropoulos.
The overall winner Salim Al-Brashdi scooped the top award and was presented with RO500 by Eamon Gorman, Well Engineering Director, & Paul Spyropoulos of Bahwan DHL.
Other monthly winners included: Mahmoud Al-Qarni, Adeem Moosa Al Hatali, Thuwaini Saleem Salmeen, Fadhil Mubarak Al-Shidi, and Saif Hamed Mubarik Al-Amri who were all rewarded with RO100 for demonstrating exceptional safety standards.
The award for ‘Safest Driver of the Year’ was sponsored by Dr Waseem MHD Fateh Atiah of Fleet Management Systems International.
Bahwan DHL ESC offers complete supply chain logistics solutions using the latest technologies and the best industry practices. Customizing its services to support diverse industrial sectors, with a primary focus on the oil and gas sector, the company provides third and fourth party logistics solutions for the entire supply chain, ranging from consulting and design to management and execution.