FM Conway has won a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award – considered to be one of the top road safety awards in the world.
The annual honour has been presented by Prince Michael of Kent (pictured, second from right) since 1987 to recognise outstanding achievement and innovation in improving road safety globally.
FM Conway was awarded the prestigious accolade in the ‘Safer Road Users’ category at a ceremony in December for its transformational approach to the management of occupational road risk within its company.
The firm’s SHEQ managing director, Andrew Cox, said: ‘We have always made great strides in the name of road safety, but this is truly an honour for FM Conway. We feel very privileged to be recognised by Prince Michael of Kent.
‘We hope that our work to reduce risk in this area continues to be noticed. This is our top risk as a business and the risk we’re working hardest to mitigate to ensure that everyone on the road can go home safe every day.’
Delivered as part of its 10-year health and safety strategy, FM Conway’s occupational road risk initiative is an ongoing commitment to eliminate harm on the roads by introducing new technologies to its fleet and training new processes to its people.
The firm said the initiative has already proved to be an overwhelming success, with a 62% reduction in road traffic crashes involving personal injury, as well as a 99% reduction in insurance claims paid in the past year.
FM Conway also won the National Highways Award for ‘Exceptional Contribution to Road User Safety’ in 2022.
Its late chairman, Michael Conway, was a notable advocate for road safety and received an MBE for his services to UK Construction, Infrastructure Support and Road Safety in 2017.