Tesco Dotcom, the supermarket chain’s home delivery service, has won the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ (RoSPA) top award for managing occupational road risk (MORR) for the second time in three years.
The company was presented with the RoSPA MORR Trophy at a ceremony in Birmingham in May.
It was selected to win the trophy in recognition of its wide-ranging management approach, focusing not just on training drivers but including an extensive monitoring and reporting process and detailed accident investigation systems.
It was also applauded for banning the use of hands-free mobile phones while employees were driving for work.
RoSPA chief executive Tom Mullarkey said: “RoSPA encourages firms to manage occupational road risk as they would any other aspect of health and safety – by taking a systematic approach rather than implementing one-off interventions.”
Also highly commended in the MORR awards were Scottish Power Fleet Business and highways safety company COLAS.
The Department for Work and Pensions, meanwhile, has won a RoSPA silver occupational health and safety award for its efforts to improve workplace safety.