Kings Transport reports significant improvements in safety

Metropolitan transport and logistics company, Kings Transport, has recognised the efforts of its staff achieving an “exceptional improvement” of the company’s safety performance in 2013.

The Kings Group covers a broad spectrum of logistics and delivery services ranging from CBD bicycle couriers to B-doubles, and also operates large third party logistics facilities.

In a memo to all staff and drivers, Group Safety Manager, Andrew Kus, and Group Safety Coordinator Daniel Jansen, said that the stand-out key performance indicator was the reduction of lost time injuries from 19 in 2012 to eight in 2013, which represented a 56 per cent drop. The Lost Time Injury Rate, which is calculated per million hours worked, fell from 4.8 to 2.1, which is also a 56 per cent improvement.

Reportedly, Kings Transport and Logistics has embraced a long-term and comprehensive approach to safety that includes rigorous assessments of new drivers, regular safety audits by an accredited third party and annual induction refresher courses for all drivers.

“No one should receive a workplace injury, so the application of our systems, training and culture must remain constant even when we meet our goal of zero injuries,” Kus said. “The injury rate reduction will only come about as a result of genuine, dedicated efforts to enhance our safety culture, improve our training, and monitor and correct unsafe behaviours.”

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