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We are committed to promote the highest standards of road safety amongst employees and contractors.

Our goal is to eliminate all preventable road accidents involving employees who drive product/service vehicles, company-owned vehicles of forklift trucks, and contractor drivers providing product delivery services on behalf of Air Liquide in SMR. 

We expect all employees and contractor drivers to do all in their power to protect their own safety and that of other road users, and to act as responsible custodians of the vehicles in their charge. Our management shall implement the proper process with action plans to ensure the policy is applied.

Life Saving Rules

Employee & Contractor Driver: All shall comply with Air Liquide Life Saving Rules.

Management

  • Comply with Air Liquide Life Saving Rules.
  • Create and maintain a safe working environment.
  • Provide relevant safety training.

Be Alert

Employee & Contractor Driver: Always maintain complete & constant attention on the roads & surroundings while driving.

  • Do ensure you have sufficient and effective rest between driver duty hours.
  • Don't drive if you feel drowsy/sleepy, and inform your manager about your condition.

Management

  • Ensure that rest and working hours are set according to country regulations/Air Liquide requirements.
  • Ensure that rest and working hours are respected.
  • Schedule the journey accordingly.

Check Your Vehicle

Employee & Contractor Driver: Perform a daily inspection before the journey.

  • Do not drive if essential safety features are defective.
  • Maintain your vehicle clean and tidy.

Management

  • Provide a daily inspection list with essential safety features to be checked.
  • Implement and efficient and effective correction process of vehicle's deficiencies.

Responsible Driving

Employee & Contractor Driver: Adapt speed to vehicle type, road situations & weather conditions.

  • Keep a safety distance.
  • Respect the road signs and traffic regulations.

Management

  • Provide Defensive and Eco Driving training for all drivers.
  • Ensure driver’s qualification is up-to-date.

Driving Without Distractions

Employee & Contractor Driver: Do not text or phone while driving.

  • Do not multi-task while driving (adjust nagivation aid, eat, drink, etc).

Management

  • Implement a communication protocol in order to not distract the driver while driving.
  • Ensure that there is no deviation of this protocol.

Manage Unsafe Events

Employee & Contractor Driver: All unsafe events (near misses, PSSI, incidents, risk situations) must be reported with minimum delay to the manager or supervisor.

Management

  • All unsafe events reported by employees and contractor drivers shall be investigated.
  • Appropriate actions shall be implemented to avoid reoccurrence of such unsafe events in the future.