Ambulance man Alan big hit at reducing crashes!
National award for NEAS manager who slashes ambulance accidents by 70%
Alan Gallagher, Head of Risk and Claims at NEAS, has made a
positive impact in the collision business - by reducing the number
of incidents involving NEAS vehicles by 70% in just three
As a result, he's now been named Road Risk Manager of the Year
Award by the Fleet Safety Forum; a division of the road safety
With a fleet of vehicles that clock up an astonishing 10 million
miles every year, there's always going to be the odd occasion when
a NEAS vehicle might be involved in an accident.
In 2012, there were 142 accidents compared with more than 500
three years earlier.
The award recognises the achievements of those working in the
field of road risk management.
Malcolm Maycock, Director of award sponsor Licence Bureau Ltd,
said "As an ex-police officer I appreciate the environment in
which Alan works. His achievement has made life saving changes,
added great value and clearly altered attitudes in a position where
simply 'doing a good job' would have been acceptable.
"I hope this award goes a little way to recognising the great
effort Alan has made."
Alan said: "I am very honoured to receive such a prestigious
award and would like to thank my team, staff at the NEAS, our
insurers and brokers who have all helped to contribute to our
improved accident reduction figures.
"Our vehicles travel more than ten million miles a year serving
a population of 2.6m people over more than 3,000 square miles, 24
hours a day. This means there is a potential risk to our staff and
public road users, whether it is a 999 responder assigned to an
emergency under blue lights or simply a bus for out-patients
travelling to and from their clinics.
"I'm really pleased that our efforts are not only making a
difference to our staff safety and public road users; but the
reduction in accidents is also saving on money for repairs of
vehicles, which can be better spent on making a difference to the
patients we serve."
NEAS was also shortlisted in three other award categories for
the 11th annual Fleet Safety Forum Awards for Excellence for Eco
Fleet Award; Fleet Safety Innovation; and Safe Vehicles Award.
Alan received his award from Mike Reed, Marketing Director at
Licence Bureau Ltd at a prestigious gala dinner at St John's Hotel,
Solihull, with more than 200 guests