Sharing Best Safety Practices
Since 2012, there were a total of 791 injuries and 39 fatal accidents involving Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV), on our roads. Driving HGV has many risks due to the vehicles’ weight and size. Under fatigue, these drivers may not be able to keep a proper lookout, give way to traffic, or maintain proper control, leading to accidents.
In lieu of these accidents, and to promote safety, Shell Singapore invited the management of the drivers and haulers for a session to share best safety practices. This was done via case scenarios of real-life situations that happened. The management would then discuss on the steps their company took to handle the situations.
These case studies followed themes of;
- Risk Normalisation
VR to Mimic Drunkenness
Shell focuses on its customers’ road safety as well. Shell held a two-part session with one of Shell’s key customer, City Gas, to advocate the importance of road safety.
To make the session more interactive, Shell introduced Virtual Reality (VR) to simulate how one feels when he or she is drunk. A VR headset is used to create double images or blurred vision for the user, akin to drunkenness.
A simple task such as grabbing an object from a person’s hand would be much more difficult. Beside VR, the session also constitutes case studies, road safety statistics, and advices such as road safety rule reminders and definitions.
The inaugural session was a success, drawing good feedback from the attendees, and being extended by an hour.