European Road Safety Charter

The European Road Safety Charter, led by the European Commission, is the largest civil society platform on road safety. To date, more than 2,300 public and private entities have committed to the Charter and carried out road safety actions and initiatives targeted at their members, employees and the rest of civil society. These actions have strengthened road safety culture across Europe, improved common knowledge about the causes of accidents and helped to create preventative measures and solutions.

Messer is the member of the European Road Safety Charter since year 2008:

By signing the European Road Safety Charter, we commit to taking on our share of responsibility by helping to achieve the common goal of saving human lives. We will therefore focus our corporate activities even more on the safe and hazard-free transport of industrial gases and the prudent behaviour of our staff and tanker drivers on the road. Increasing awareness about dealing with hazards and further enhancing knowledge of risks are objectives that are as important as research into improved security measures. Our activities for increasing safety on Europe’s roads form part of our mission statement.

Our commitment will be carried out with the involvement of our staff and partners. By the end of 2009, we will:

  • Have drawn up a new manual for the secure road transport of industrial and medical gases in containers in the Messer Group. The manual will comprise instructions, standards and guidelines for the safe transport of gases and will be distributed to the drivers within our group.
  • Concentrate on introducing and distributing improved training materials for driver training courses and brochures about driver safety in all European national languages. Further to the minimum requirement, every truck driver will receive standard training on the transfilling of cryogenic gases and emergency procedures.
  • Develop and introduce a new system for compiling road safety statistics which will be an effective method of motivating management to improve safety in transport. Statistics will focus on incident causes and key performance indicators (incidents/1m kilometres) and we will use these to measure the impact of our road safety actions.



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