Socotec reinforces its commitment to occupational health and safety. Indeed, on March 10, 2022 the president of Socotec Hervé Montjotin signed the Road Safety Charter with the interministerial delegate, Marie Gautier-Melleray, at the company’s headquarters in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (78). Socotec thus joins the nearly 2,000 employers committed to a safer road.
Raising awareness of road risk
Socotec, a specialist in compliance, risk and safety management in the construction and infrastructure sectors, has a fleet of 4,000 vehicles in France. Vehicles that travel more than 100 million km per year. With 10,000 people worldwide and 5,500 engineers and technicians present with their customers in France, the group is mobilized for the safety of its teams on the road. It launches a long-term action plan, the “Good Conduct Plan”. A plan which constitutes the “central element of this commitment” for road safety. The objective: “raise awareness, mobilize and act on driving behavior. As a reminder, road hazards are the leading cause of fatal accidents at work.
For Hervé Montjotin, this plan also makes it possible to reduce the carbon footprint thanks to eco-driving. Socotec is thus continuing to raise awareness among its teams, always aiming for “zero accidents”. And the results are there: 42 road accidents in 2019 compared to 33 in 2021.
Socotec, actions in favor of road safety
By signing the “Seven commitments for a safer road”, Socotec is first focusing on the implementation of training related to road safety. Training “carried out upon hiring, then during the integration phase, explains Sébastien Botin, the group’s HRD. With particular attention paid to young drivers. » Socotec is also planning the design of animation supports which present concrete cases « to stay in the reality of Socotec’s businesses. These actions will be supervised by managers to raise awareness among drivers, with events throughout the year.
The group is also launching a My Safety App. The objective: to carry out precise educational interviews during a significant road incident. And also plans to optimize travel plans to promote short journeys and reduce fatigue at the wheel. Please note that Socotec will lead workshops during the Days for Road Safety at Work in May. Then will later offer awareness-raising events during the group’s Safety Week in October.
The seven road safety commitments
- Prohibition of telephone conversations while driving
- Sobriety required on the road
- Compulsory wearing of seat belts
- Observance of speed limits
- Rest times integrated into the calculation of journey times
- Raising awareness and training of officers in road safety and eco-driving
- Promotion of safety equipment for two-wheeler drivers