POST OFFICE: ROAD TRAFFIC INCIDENTS (RTI’s) – DRIVER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOR CREW MEMBERS IN CViT
Branches are advised that Post Office Supply Chain management brought to our attention a number of serious incidents of RTI’s involving our Crew members whilst delivering and collecting cash and valuables from Post Offices. Specifically, these RTI’s involved official vehicles striking third-party vehicles in the rear, at speed.
As a consequence, we proposed to Russell Hancock, Supply Chain Director that we commit to working together to address any issues of concern and jointly arrive at an agreed position whereby we engage with members via educational activities designed to raise awareness of what is acceptable when driving and, more importantly, what isn’t. Essentially, we would jointly promote what good looks like.
I am pleased we have reached a way forward which is aimed at re-enforcing good driving behaviours via an awareness campaign that will focus on training and coaching. Attached is a Joint Statement which outlines the key principles and next steps.
Thankfully, the overall number of RTI’s is relatively small; however I believe that education which focuses on good driver behaviour is the right thing to do, as these incidents could easily have led to a more serious outcome.
Further developments will be reported.