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Behaviour and traffic standards

Behaviour and enforcement of traffic standards
tarted 1st May 2011 og is to be terminated 1st May 2014. 
Reports for the audits may be loaded down here:

Participating plants:

  • Rio Tinto Alcan á Íslandi
  • Alcoa Fjarðaál
  • Alcoa Lista
  • Hydro Aluminium Høyanger
  • Hydro Aluminium Karmøy
  • Hydro Aluminium Sunndal
  • Hydro Aluminium Årdal
  • Hydro Vigelands Brug
  • Kubikenborg Aluminium
  • Sør-Norge Aluminium

The project Vehicles and safety had been ongoing from 2001 with changes in design 2008.  The focus has been on the training of drivers and technical condition of the vehicles and extended with Traffic behaviour in 2008.

A new project was established in 2011 to run for three years, Behaviour and enforcement of traffic standards.


  • To enhance the enforcement of standards and rules set by each plant and benchmarking of best practices by audits.
  • Improved management and leadership to secure good traffic behaviour through good usage of systems like “ID System”.

Project activities
Audit of the enforcement of the management system and procedures of each plant regarding vehicles operation, maintenance and pedestrians with respect to the requirements of their parent company.  The focus will be on the following issues:

    • Vehicle & pedestrian standard
    • Risk assessment
    • Traffic rules
    • Seatbelts
    • Control of maximum speed
    • Lights
    • Pre-use inspections
    • Training
    • Scheduled maintenance
    • Segregation
    • Measurements
    • Review

A key question will be what happens on the shop floor and how the first line managers/foremen act on what is happening.

Auditors with knowledge and experience of standards and rules, as well as skills in technical condition of vehicles, will come from all participating member plants. The auditors will come from e.g. safety overseers, HSE, management and vehicle mechanics.  The audits will be distributed as evenly as possible over a 3 years period. An audit report will be sent to the local project contact, AMS general manager and project leader.

Sharing of data and cases
Propose and test in at least two plants a process for usage of “ID system”. Review the process and share learning  with all plants through presentation and for interested new plants, allow visits to demonstrate in practise the usage.

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