Today, I am proud to announce that ATC has been recognised for our dedication to safety at the ILTA awards which were held in Dublin on Friday night.

ATC works off the premise that all accidents are preventable and view proactive strategies to safety as the most sustainable way forward. Our stated aim is to be accident-free at all times. The submission for this award examines our three standard approaches of proactive staff empowerment, monitoring and implementation, resulting in optimising KPI’s that strengthen RAMS and endorse a world-class safety culture driven from the top down.

See it, Own it Initiative:

To increase safety awareness within the organisation, the management team introduced an internal campaign called “See It, Own It”. This initiative was driven from the top down to promote engagement levels through the empowerment of staff. We emphasise the message of assessing tasks and environments before actually engaging in the task at hand. This strategy involves a three-pronged approach (pre-task, during task and post-task) mindset into all staff. Moreover, if at any time during a job that a staff member feels unsafe for whatever reason, they are encouraged to cease and report the situation, awaiting further instruction to proceed when safe to do so. Being proactive with a preventive mindset.

Promoting Best Practice:

We benchmark our processes against leading industry safety standards, including RSA, CILT & IRHA. At the beginning of 2019, we were accredited for our involvement in FTAI’s TruckSafe programme following an audit of our fleet and driver’s safety management. ATC also became a member of TAPA this year, enhancing both safety and security standards.

Best-In-Class Technology:

ATC utilises the latest technology to record and ensure safety and legal compliance using a combination of software packages in-built in our trucks. This software is used for a number of things including:

  • Daily Checks of the Trucks
  • GPS Tracking
  • Monitoring of Drivers Hours and Rest Periods
  • Provision of Compliance Status Alerts
  • And much more

What This Award Means to Me:

I am honoured that our teams’ efforts have been recognised by such a prestigious award among our industry peers. It validates both our strategy and our internal safety management systems. This award endorses our team’s commitment and passion for sustaining a culture of safety and creates a platform on which we can build upon. I am delighted we achieved this award as I see the ownership adopted by all our staff daily. It is their input that I think this award acknowledges best.

What it Means to ATC:

We view safety management as paramount to our success, a continuous on-going project, as we benchmark ourselves against world-class standards. Winning this award is a tremendous motivational achievement as we strive to maintain and continually improve our practices. This award highlights our commitment to world-class safety management and our professionalism in implementing control measures and monitoring systems that lead all the way to “on the ground” operational safety success.

Achieving such a prestigious award, sponsored by the RSA, validates our safety management endeavours and assures our customers that our commitment to safety excellence is unwavering.

Thank you for reading,

Adrian Byrne

Logistics Manager