Petroleum marketing company RUBiS Energy Jamaica has invested heavily in Road Safety Training Programmes as they continue to champion the seriousness of road fatalities in Jamaica. RUBiS has been consistently involved in Road Safety Awareness, most recent of which was a partnership with other stakeholders in the staging of Road Safety Month, June, to spread awareness about the severity of what is now a national crisis. The licensed gasoline blending, bulk distribution and importing company has also published a Road Safety Manual which is accessible to the public, with tips and other information about safe road usage.
“RUBiS Energy Jamaica is fully aware of the seriousness of safe road usage as we have been committed to the fight against the alarming rise in motor vehicular incidents and fatalities. To that end we have not only partnered with other stakeholders in spreading the message of road safety but, we have also incorporated Road Transport Safety Management and other safety programmes as part of our own operations,” said Alain Carreau, CEO RUBiS Energy Jamaica.
Carreau went on to explain that, to date, over 100 RUBiS staff members and haulage contractors have benefited from Safety Training Programmes such as, Smith Defensive Driving Course; Safety Orientation and Journey Management.
“All our vehicles including our petroleum distribution fleet are thoroughly inspected, with ongoing monthly checks to ensure compliance and we have implemented a Road Transportation Safety Awards incentive programme to foster continuous improvement in road safety performance,” said Carreau.
Jamaica’s roads are set to increase in pedestrian usage and motor vehicular traffic as students return to their schools through their respective modes of transit. Safe road usage needs to become a priority as with increased usage there is an increased risk of incident and fatalities.
“Jamaicans need to encourage and practise smart, safe road usage for the protection of our students. Road Safety is everyone’s responsibility. RUBiS has experienced a downward trend in road accidents from 2013 to present through application of our road safety policies. With a national effort, Jamaica too can realize this in reducing the National Road Fatality Index,” said Carreau.
RUBiS has shown their commitment to road safety through their impactful programmes and continued support of awareness initiatives. Visit the RUBiS Energy Jamaica Facebook page Facebook.com/rubisjamaica for more information about RUBiS’ safety programmes and tips for safe road usage.