With autumn well and truly upon us and winter just around the corner, driving safely in these challenging conditions is of paramount importance. Today, marking the theme of ‘working safely near vehicles’ at CIF National Safety Week, Careys Building & Civil Engineering proudly launch our annual ‘Winter Driving Campaign’.

Our Winter Driving Campaign, which is aligned with our behavioural safety initiative, Safe Home Every Day, provides advice and guidance to drivers of Careys vehicles on how to stay safe when driving in wintery conditions and covers a range of topics that include:

  • Antifreeze
  • Snow and ice
  • Headlights
  • Vision
  • Battery and electrics
  • Tyres

This campaign is just one of a number of initiatives delivered by Careys Plant & Fleet, supported by Careys Building & Civil Engineering to promote working safely near vehicles for operatives.  Other initiatives successfully delivered include:

  • Safer driving handbook
  • Driving for work
  • Driving in adverse weather
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Journey planning
  • Mobile phone distraction
  • Emergency procedures
  • Driving speed and space
  • Parking and reversing
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Vehicle safety systems

We have successfully worked with our in-house Plant & Fleet division to provide essential materials to promote safer driving, raise awareness of the dangers and distractions caused whilst driving.

Ken Golden, Chief Operating Officer, Careys Building & Civil Engineering

One further initiative which has been particularly well received and is highly relevant is the 4x4 driver training delivered to the project team working at Grousemount Windfarm.  With 38 wind turbines spread over a total site area of 1,465 hectares of rough and hilly terrain, navigating around the site can only be safely achieved driving a 4x4, and thus the training delivered to the project team onsite to ensure safe driving over these challenging conditions has been essential.

“The health, safety and wellbeing of all our colleagues is of paramount importance” says Ken Golden, Chief Operating Officer at Careys Building & Civil Engineering. “We have successfully worked with our in-house Plant & Fleet division to provide these essential materials to promote safer driving, raise awareness of the dangers and distractions caused whilst driving, how to prepare and maintain vehicles and to provide relevant driver training where required, such as our 4x4 driver training initiative at Grousemount Windfarm.”

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