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Driving Global SafetyChange region:

Why Brigade?

Brigade is committed to making roads and worksites safer for all. As part of this we have formed close partnerships with the following industry committees, partners, groups and charities to ensure that safety standards and regulations are adhered to and improved where and when necessary.

Partners

FORS

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary scheme for fleet operators. Its purpose is to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are accomplishing its high standards.

FORS encourages operators to take a closer look at themselves and identify areas of strength to be exploited and areas for improvement to be addressed. A successful bronze assessment provides an operator with reassurance that their operation is being run safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sound manner. The FORS logo allows potential customers to readily distinguish FORS operators from other operators. Users of fleet operator services may ask that their suppliers are FORS recognised.

FTA

Freight Transport Association (FTA) is one of the UK’s largest trade associations and represents the transport interest of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air. 

FTA specialises in delivering safe, sustainable and efficient logistics; representing the needs of the logistics industry at local, national and European levels, campaigning to raise awareness of the logistics industry, informing members about the latest compliance requirements and the organisation of training schemes to improve the skills and knowledge of drivers and managers in the industry.

CEA

Construction Equipment Association (CEA) is the trade association that represents the UK construction equipment sector – and is recognised by HM Government as the voice of the construction industry.

MPA

Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.

CPT

Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT) is recognised by Government as the voice of the bus, coach and light rail industries, and the focus for consultation on national and international legislation, local regulations, operational practices and engineering standards.

RHA (Road Haulage Association)

The RHA is at the forefront of political activity, representing the UK’s road haulage profession interests with Government, in Europe, in local affairs as well as with other industry bodies. RHA is constantly campaigning on behalf of the road haulage industry and gather members’ views at regional and specialist group meetings, events and seminars.RearViewCampaigning for mandatory improvements in reversing safety equipment for ALL commercial vehicles. RearView was set up to raise awareness of the necessity to improve safety for all road users when vehicles are reversing.

Groups

RearView

Campaigning for mandatory improvements in reversing safety equipment for ALL commercial vehicles. RearView was set up to raise awareness of the necessity to improve safety for all road users when vehicles are reversing.

Charities

Brake

Brake was founded in the UK in 1995, and now has domestic operations in the UK and New Zealand, and works globally to promote action on road safety.

Brake is a road safety charity that exists to stop the needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. Brake promotes road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use and effective road safety policies. Brake does this through national campaigns, community education, a Fleet Safety Forum, practitioner services, and by coordinating the UK’s flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week. 

Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury. 

RoadPeace

The national charity for road crash victims. Members include those who have been bereaved or injured in crashes and also those who are concerned about road danger.

RoadPeace is the only member-based charity for road crash victims in the UK, and the only one with local groups. Providing support for existing victims, RoadPeace also works to prevent future victims by campaigning for road danger reduction.

Noise Abatement Society

The Noise Abatement Society is the only UK charity whose aim is to reduce excessive noise to improve our quality of life and protect the natural aural environment – a vital part of the eco-portfolio.Kent, Surrey, Sussex – Air AmbulanceThe Kent Air Ambulance Trust, was established in 1989, to provide an air ambulance service for the people of Kent. 2005, saw the introduction of doctors on board, and in 2007, the Trust expanded its service and launched a second helicopter to cover the counties of Surrey and Sussex. 

Community Support

Demelza Hospice

Demelza is an organisation providing hospice care for over 700 children with life-limiting illnesses and their families across Kent, East Sussex and South East London. 

DSUK

Disability Snowsport UK is a people-centred organisation with a unique sense of purpose: that anyone regardless of their disability can take part in and enjoy the thrill of snowsports.

Vivamus

Vivamus is a small, London-based chamber choir whose members are predominantly post-graduate students and young professionals. Vivamus enjoys singing a diverse and challenging range of repertoire from well-known classics to new works by living composers. For more examples of our repertoire see our recent concerts.