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Our vision is to be the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers. Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition.

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Industry Event

Online: Developing a Driver Safety Culture

  • CPD Value: This event is awarded 1 CPD Hour
Dates Location Cost (ex VAT)
Wed 29 Mar 2023 Online via Teams FREE

Full Details


Times: 12-1pm

The IHE would like to invite you to this lunchtime webinar presented by our Professional Development Partner Applied Driving on Wednesday 29th March 2023.

The event will cover:

  1. Why do organisations manage road risk
  2. The current landscape – what is happening on our roads
  3. Safety Management systems – typical requirements
  4. Employee engagement
  5. Case Study: Jacobs – featuring Ellen Wildig, HSE Professional
  6. Evolving the approach
  7. Q&A


Nigel Lawrence, Director, Client Partnerships (UK), Applied Driving
Nigel is responsible for developing and maintaining long-lasting relationships with clients. Using a partnership-style approach, he supports clients to overcome their unique operational and cultural challenges. With 11 years’ experience at Applied Driving, and a further 9 years within the wider fleet industry, Nigel has expert knowledge of the obstacles safety stakeholders face. Nigel’s collaborative approach produces meaningful results for his clients. His customer relationships lead to significant and sustainable change and have obtained industry recognition through BRAKE Fleet Safety Partnership awards. As an active participant in the industry, Nigel loves attending events, presenting, sharing best practice and promoting awareness through the likes of safety campaigns. Nigel enjoys witnessing the positive impact Applied Driving’s products and services bring to both the customer, and also the individuals we are working hard to keep safe on the road.

Orlando Collesso, Head of Training & Education, Applied Driving
Orlando is responsible for the development and delivery of Applied Driving’s blended learning solutions, with a strong emphasis on the application of just culture principals. With over 18 years’ of experience as a fleet driver trainer, Orlando knows how to utilize technological advances in driver behavior monitoring, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality to deliver innovative solutions. Responsibility for all decision making in this area, Orlando works closely with the Directors and our day-to-day Training Team.

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