Foodstuffs North Island honours fleet manager’s dedication to road safety

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

 Blair Inglis (right) with FSNI board member Rob Redwood

Supermarket operator Foodstuffs North Island has handed a top honour to the manager of its vehicle compliance programme for bringing about industry leading road safety standards.

Fleet compliance OH&S manager Blair Inglis won the ‘Courageous’ award at the cooperative’s inaugural Excellence Awards last week.

Inglis has consistently pushed for higher safety standards by transport teams and carrier partners, on the road and at supply chain sites. He led implementation of the Safer Speeds Programme, for which FSNI came first out of 40 fleets nationwide, and has sought to improve driver safety with measures including online induction, in-cab cameras, electronic logbooks, and driver simulation education.

Foodstuffs North Island CEO Chris Quin says the improvements and focus on safety pushed through by Inglis have been “inspiring”.

“Thanks to the effort and energy that Blair has put into managing and reducing fleet accidents, we now have one of the best transport fleets in New Zealand in terms of safety,” says Quin.

“In particular, Blair’s focus on reducing speed events through technology and intense management has driven a massive change in driver attitude and performance.”