Orange is planning several initiatives as part of Road Safety Days from May 9 to 13, 2022. Initiatives aimed at its employees, including 1,700 sales representatives, installers or maintenance technicians, users of company vehicles. As a reminder, the telephone operator’s fleet has 16,500 vehicles, including more than 1,800 electrified models.
“Our goal is to push our employees towards softer forms of mobility such as cycling or scooters. But we also want to give them the keys to travel safely with these new modes of transport. And we continue to raise awareness of the risks and good behavior in the car,” sums up Marc Vercken de Vreuschmen, director of communications at Orange.
Orange and new mobility
Orange’s head office in Issy-les-Moulineaux (92) will host several stands developed with the road safety training organization Two Roule. They will deal with the themes of road hazards and eco-responsible travel, with awareness of the use of bicycles and scooters. A “handlebar hanging” operation of flyers on road safety is also planned on scooters and bicycles parked in the car parks. During these four days, the Orange headquarters will also host an exhibition by visual artist Simon Berger, entitled “Broken lives”. On the dangers of mobile phones while driving, it includes five portraits on 2 m high supports reminiscent of smartphones.
Training and reviews
These initiatives complement the prevention system already put in place by Orange. Among the actions carried out: road safety training adapted to means of transport: electrified or non-electric vehicles, bicycles, etc. “Twice a year, we also organize overhaul workshops where employees can have their bikes checked and repaired,” says Marc Vercken of Vreuschmen. The intranet site also offers advice for better use of vehicles and for replacing them with other means of transport.