St John Ambulance, the national health and first aid charity with around 580 vehicles in its fleet, has been awarded Van Excellence certification by one of the UK’s biggest business groups.
‘Thrilled’ to be recognised
St John Ambulance said that the organisation was thrilled to be recognised for their ‘commitment to keeping drivers, passengers and other road users safe through best practice and a dedication to compliance'.
The St John Ambulance fleet includes 300 ambulances, 65 treatment centre and first aid units, and 190 support vans and cars.
Van Excellence is an industry-led scheme promoting the safe, sustainable, and efficient operation of vans.
Mick Coley, Regional Fleet Manager at St John Ambulance, said: “The accreditation shows that St John Ambulance has achieved a definable level of service and management, proving to our current and future customers that the charity has sufficient policies and processes in place to manage its drivers and vehicles and to deliver a high level of service and safety. I believe it shows St John Ambulance cares for its drivers and vehicles and is willing and able to provide the evidence to show this. Over and above our commitment to CQC (Care Quality Commission) auditing, this award compares us directly to fleet industry standards.”
Logistics UK say that as there are now more than four million vans on UK roads, all road users benefit from improved driving standards and van maintenance.