McGee, specialist demolition and civil engineering contractor headquartered in Wembley, London, has joined Brake as a new Corporate Partner, donating £6,500 towards Brake’s work supporting people bereaved and seriously injured in road crashes. Through the partnership, McGee has nominated Brake as their Charity of the Year 2017 and will be holding a range of road safety awareness events throughout the year.
To launch the partnership, McGee has dedicated the advertising space of one of their tipper trucks to Brake. The newly liveried truck features Brake’s bright red livery across its entire body and has taken to the roads of London to highlight McGee’s support for the road safety charity, whilst raising awareness of their work.
Mike Bristow, corporate fundraiser at Brake, says: “Brake is delighted that McGee has committed to supporting the charity, and to raising awareness about road safety. I applaud their dedication to supporting road crash victims, and passion for improving road safety. Their efforts are a fantastic example of how companies can get involved to improve road safety and Brake looks forward to a long-lasting partnership with McGee.”
McGee operates in one of the UK’s most challenging geographical environments, in terms of accessibility and congestion. The company takes compliance and safety very seriously and is constantly evaluating new and different ways of raising standards which has been recognised with FORS Gold accreditation and a number of prestigious awards.
McGee has demonstrated for many years their commitment to cycle safety and the safety of other vulnerable road users through various initiatives and campaigns – integral to this includes: making modifications to their fleet of lorries; revolutionising vehicle inspections through the use of their award-winning mobile applications; installing additional safety equipment; and school liaison.
McGee provides their drivers with enhanced driver training programmes ensuring their drivers are educated about the best way to share the road with vulnerable road users. Courses include: Safe Urban Driving; Safeguarding Vulnerable Road Users; and Vehicle Familiarisation & Safe Driving Techniques.
Working with the Metropolitan and City of London Police Forces, continuing to support the ‘Exchanging Places’ programme is a key and regular feature in McGee’s events calendar. The programme provides the opportunity for vulnerable road users to gain extra insights and valuable tips intended to keep them – and their bicycles – safe.
McGee also remains an active member of CLOCS – Construction Logistics & Community Safety – demonstrating compliance to CLOCS through FORS.
John McGee, McGee Director, said: “We are delighted to become a Corporate Partner of Brake and we’re also pleased to nominate them as our Charity of the Year 2017. Our business goals align with Brake’s charitable aims and we will be building on momentum this year as we continue to demonstrate a dedication for continuous improvement and maintaining best practice. Our new partnership with Brake further cements our commitment to improving road safety for all.”