Tristar Group Founder & CEO Eugene Mayne at RoSPA Health and Safety Conference.
Tristar Group Founder & CEO Eugene Mayne at RoSPA Health and Safety Conference. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: The British charity Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoPSA) has awarded Tristar Group, a UAE-based end-to-end fuel logistics solutions company, for its exemplary record in road safety, the company announced Wednesday.

Tristar was recently feted, for the seventh consecutive time, at the RoPSA Health and Safety Awards held in Dubai. The company was also awarded the RoPSA Fleet Safety Trophy, it said in a statement. The charity also praised Tristar Group’s best practices and the hands-on safety approach led by its founder. It awarded the company’s ongoing school safety programme with the RoPSA Winner of Health and Safety Beyond the Workplace.

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Last year, Tristar said it covered 545 million kilometres and clocked 132,952,860 person-hours without a single road fatality or occupational disease among its drivers and ground staff.

Tristar also has the Kids Traffic Arena, a joint project with the Traffic Awareness Section of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) across schools in Dubai and Sharjah, to educate children about road safety through practical lessons.

Eugene Mayne, Founder and Group CEO of Tristar, presented the 4Es that form the foundation of the company’s safety practices – Education, Engineering, Enforcement, and Evaluation.

He also showcased examples from various safety programmes, including ‘Hearts and Minds’, which reminds drivers and staff of loved ones waiting for them at home, and their patented technology, which detects early signs of fatigue in a driver and alerts the Journey Management Control Room in real-time.

Dee Arp, Chair of the RoSPA Awards judging panel and CEO of NEBOSH, drew attention to ‘felt leadership’ as an important aspect of safety, urging the audience to “Spend time showing that you are committed to values and the outcomes of your policies and processes.”

Matt Cryer, Head of Awards at RoSPA, added that the winners were chosen for “setting high standards that inspire continuous improvement in our industry.”

The annual RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is one of the world’s largest occupational health and safety award programmes. In its 68th year, the Awards receive 2,000 entries from 60 countries yearly. More than 250 industry leaders attended the Dubai edition, which was preceded by a conference on health and safety.