Providing yard and sorting office risk assessments for Royal Mail Group

As part of a company-wide project, our road safety audit team completed yard risk assessments across the North West and Midlands for the Royal Mail Group.

The team assessed vehicular and pedestrian movements and potential hazards working with Royal Mail to put recommendations and action plans in place to make sure their delivery and sorting offices remained as safe as possible for their staff and visitors.

What we did:   

Our team completed five phases of yard risk assessments for Royal Mail in 2005 during the ‘christmas pressure’ period.

The team completed yard risk assessments across the North West, Yorkshire and Midlands assessing vehicular and pedestrian movements and potential risks working with Royal Mail to put recommendations and action plans in place.

During the summer of 2016, our team were further commissioned to assess 12 offices in a variety of locations across the country from Preston, Calderway in Yorkshire, to Nottingham.

Our road safety audit team were tasked with assessing risk of injury to Royal Mail drivers, operatives and members of the public at peak operating times.

After observations were made and recommendations supplied, another consultancy organisation surveyed the yards to ensure that a suite of remedial measures were costed for implementation.

Services UV provided:

  • Site observations
  • Yard assessment
  • Recommendations compiled into an assessment report for Royal Mail use

The outcome:

Our safety audit team’s recommendations report was used to create pricing and a menu of options dependant on risk and cost.

The majority of concerns listed in the recommendation report have been addressed by Royal Mail.

Did you know our safety audit team have been commissioned to assess 12 more Royal Mail sites in 2018?

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