FM Conway team up with Brake
Leading infrastructure services company and road safety charity announce new partnership
FM Conway have entered into a new partnership with the road safety charity Brake, as the business looks to ramp up its commitment to delivering safety across the UK’s roads.
FM Conway have aligned themselves with Brake due to the charity’s ambitions in ensuring safety is paramount for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
Road crashes are the world’s single biggest killer of those aged five to 29, with 1.35 million individuals dying last year on the roads.
To combat this, the new partnership between FM Conway and Brake will see the two organizations fund-raising and raising road safety awareness together to ensure they reach their shared goal of zero road deaths and injuries.
FM Conway say the partnership will be one that takes the company forward as an industry leader in the area, as they continue to implement innovative solutions to the ever-present dangers across the road network.
The Kent-based company has already begun implementing new technologies to change the way their drivers function on the roads, including the use of new VR (virtual reality) training systems and auto-stop technology to manage the risk of collisions.
Brake says the integration between FM Conway and the charity will ensure that the promotion and evidence of road traffic safety can run seamlessly through every possible caveat, from concept to action, all the way through to support.
Brake also runs the only UK accredited helpline for those bereaved or seriously injured by road crashes, to provide emotional support, practical advice and advocacy.
The new alliance has seen both organizations team up for Road Safety Week (18–24 November), the UK’s biggest annual road safety event, as both aim to inspire individuals and organizations to boost awareness and engagement for safety and well-being during the Week and beyond.
This year’s event is all about getting everyone to ‘Step up for Safe Streets’ and celebrate the design-led solutions that allow people to operate safely and ensure lives are saved, even in the presence of human error.
Dave Conway, road safety manager at FM Conway, commented: ‘We are delighted to be working with a fantastic organization such as Brake. I have worked with Brake at a number of their events and believe they are making great strides in the name of road safety. We believe that this partnership will deliver massive benefits to both partners.’
Katie Shephard, director at Brake, added: ‘Brake is delighted to partner with FM Conway and looking forward to working together over the next 12 months. Sadly, a third of people killed in road crashes are driving for work purposes, so we applaud the activity of companies, such as FM Conway, who are committed to making roads safer for their staff and for their wider communities.’