QGC vehcile awareness campaign for safer regional roads
Aug. 30, 2018
QGC is undertaking a speed awareness campaign in the Surat Basin, to help with the safety of its staff, contractors and community who drive on regional roads.
SEE A STICKER? SLOW DOWN OR GO AROUND
Shell QGC has boosted its driver safety program in the Western Downs region to support its bid to make Queensland roads safer.
The leading natural gas producer, with operations throughout rural Queensland, has added prominent stickers to its vehicles as part of its commitment to minimise safety risks.
All Shell QGC vehicles now display ‘Caution: GPS speed monitored vehicle’ stickers.
Shell QGC Upstream Asset General Manager Bill Langin said the company’s drivers have been trained to drive safely to road conditions and must follow posted speed limits and speed advisory signs such as those found on corners and unsealed roads.
This means they may drive at speeds below the posted limit.
“Combined, our drivers are travelling hundreds of thousands of kilometres on country roads and this is an important measure to ensure they get safely home to their families,” Mr Langin said.
“We think it’s important that the public understands our drivers must comply with designated safe speeds in the area,” he said.
Mr Langin said Shell QGC was committed to driver wellbeing and to minimising safety risks to the workforce and surrounding communities and we believe this new measure encourages improved awareness and a safer attitude on the road.
“Actively monitoring driving performance and implementing these measures is a key feature of that commitment,” Mr Langin said.
“Look out for our stickers – and please, slow down or go around when safe to do so.’’
If you have questions about Shell QGC’s driver safety program please visit our website at www.shell.com.au/qgc, call our toll-free 24-hour information line on 1800 030 443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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