The SANDO company group has among its objectives the fight to prevent traffic accidents, which leads to the majority of fatal accidents in Europe, not only in the employment context, but within the wider social dimension. The aim is to take a full active position beyond the conventional, in a coordinated and planned manner as this issue has always been part of our prevention plans.
This commitment extends not only to the companies themselves, but also to the subsidiaries, and invites partner companies to share this objective of improving preventive road culture and the quality of life.
The architecture that supports the various activities and innovative actions is the “Mobility and Road Safety Plan”.
Among the actions included within this annual action plan you may find:
• The annual awareness-raising campaign for road safety carried out during April which coincides with the International Safety and Health at Work Day which provides for publishing leaflets and displays on the intranet.
• The design, planning and dissemination of messages related to road safety by putting up posters in all production facilities. These will cover, among other subjects: haste and speed, planning and organization of work.
• The inclusion in the corporate magazine “Conversando” of a special on this topic.
• The collection of information from employees through a survey available internally and meant to gather relevant information regarding the analysis of the situation, to create interest groups according to different criteria (age, sex, schedules, job, driving experience, use of vehicle...), to identify risks and causes; as well as proposals for measures; further analysis of the results and planning of resulting measures.
• The creation of a Technical Peer Committee for Road Safety and Mobility.
The following are provided for as part of our commitment for future annual actions:
• Analysis of survey results and design of new courses of action.
• As part of the awareness-raising plan, we shall address the following topics: drowsiness, drinking and driving, seatbelts, the use of mobile phones, distractions while driving, distance between vehicles and preventive maintenance of the vehicle.
• A road safety campaign for pedestrians, passengers and drivers as protagonists.
• Selection of partner companies based on the criteria of activity with greater exposure to risk and a group exposed to the same risks (high incidence) for its inclusion in a specific sectorial plan for awareness-raising.
• Adaptation of our Business Prevention Plan regarding the investigation of work accidents when they are also traffic accidents, adding the possibility of issuing a complementary questionnaire.
• Initiate a unified international database of institutions, agencies and reference administrations and support on these issues, especially in projects already underway in Europe and South America.
• Winter Road Campaign, upon the change of season to try raising awareness and educating on the influence of road conditions on road safety.
• Active participation in international conferences and forums, thus transferring our experiences.
• Posting the conclusions and results on the blog and in the newsletter of the “European Road Safety Charter” platform.
Some of these activities may be rescheduled or launched during advertising campaigns through the media (TV, radio, newspapers…) promoted by agencies and institutions, either overlapping them or as enrichment activities to induce change in social behaviour.
For the control and monitoring of the Mobility and Road Safety Plan we have provided the following tools:
• Regular meetings of the Technical Peer Committee for Road Safety and Mobility to analyze the situation and design the necessary strategies for achieving goals.
• Monitoring of indicators and deviations. Among these, we may highlight the number of accidents occurred during commuting and during work tasks, the assessment of these accidents (minor, serious etc.), the number of penalties given to our employees etc. These will be defined and updated during the functioning of the committee.
• Counting the information units set up (posters, leaflets, flyers…).
• Any other quantitative or qualitative parameter which the committee deems appropriate within its operation.