Kelvin TOP-SET Senior Tutor, Andrew Morton, recently ran two workshops at the annual Fleet Forum conference in Geneva, which took place from 11-13 April.
“Road traffic accidents continue to increase worldwide, causing human tragedies of crisis proportions. Additionally, fleet safety and security are high on the global agenda due to challenges such as natural disasters and terrorist acts. Never before has safe, efficient, and environmentally sustainable road transport been as important as now.”
Paul Jansen, Executive Director of Fleet Forum
Fleet Forum was formed in 2003 to encourage, facilitate, and develop relationships between humanitarian aid and development organisations all over the world. It has grown to encompass commercial transport organizations that share concerns about road safety, green practices, and fleet efficiency. It is an interagency association of more than 40 members, including NGOs, international organisations, the UN, academic institutions, donors, and corporate partners.
Andrew’s workshops focused on using the Kelvin TOP-SET process to investigate a road traffic accident and how to put measures in place to prevent similar events from happening. The conference brought together more than 70 participants from across the transportation spectrum, including aid and development agencies, road safety organisations, commercial companies, government, and academia. Participants took part in a highly-interactive simulated road safety game and shared their experiences on a range of topics, such as effective fleet management models, mobile driver training programs, child road safety, environmentally efficient transport, safe driving programmes, clean fleet strategies, and accident investigation techniques.
Andrew took participants through the basics of the TOP-SET process using some simple exercises for the participants to try themselves. Kelvin TOP-SET Group Managing Director, David Ramsay, also provided a comprehensive investigation booklet for the delegates, and electronic copies of this are now available to NGOs on the Fleet Forumwebsite.