Brake launches new Fleet Safety Awards

Road safety charity Brake has announced a call for entries to its first Australasian Fleet Safety Awards. Brake is inviting awards entries from safety conscious organisations before the entry deadline of Friday May 22. The award winners will be announced on Thursday October 1.

The Fleet Safety Awards programme recognises the achievements of organisations and individuals working to reduce the number of road crashes involving at-work drivers. They celebrate and share best practice in managing road risk. Entries are invited from organisations running any type of fleet, and from companies that provide products or services to fleets, who have worked to improve safety.

This is the first time Brake has run an awards programme for Australasia. The format is the same as its highly successful and prestigious Fleet Safety Awards programme in the UK, which has been running for more than a decade. 

The 2015 Australasian Awards will be offered in five categories, ranging from Company Driver Safety to Road Risk Manager of the Year.
Visit the event website,, where you can find out more about the awards, and download the entry form together with guidance notes for entrants. Or contact Brake on +64(0)21 407 953or brakecharity@gmail.comfor more information.

Caroline Perry, Brake’s NZ director, says:“We’re delighted to launch our first Fleet Safety Awards for Australasia. It’s vital that companies who operate fleets are working to keep their drivers and other people safe on the roads, and we know there are lots of organisations doing fantastic work already to tackle their road risk.

“These awards are a great opportunity to celebrate their successes and share best practice within the industry. We’re inviting awards entries from any organisation with at-work drivers or with an interest in improving road safety that has implemented measures to mitigate risk.”

Brake is an international road safety charity. Its New Zealand division promotes road safety and campaigns against the carnage on New Zealand roads. It is also fund raising to improve support for families bereaved and injured in road crashes.

To support Brake, go to Support books for children and adults bereaved in road crashes are available for free to families by contacting Brake on brakecharity@gmail.comor 021 407 953.

Brake was founded in the UK in 1995, and now has domestic operations in the UKand New Zealand, and works globally to promote action on road safety.

Brake runs a not-for-profit global membership service for professionals working in the field of road safety.

Brake Professional is open to all professionals, but typically health and safety officers, fleet managers, risk managers, driver trainers, human resource professionals, vehicle managers, road safety officers (in commercial organisations and the public sector), police and emergency service workers. There are also many members who supply road safety services.

Brake Professional provides online access to practical road safety management tools to improve road safety, and free and significantly discounted access to Brake events.Find out more at