CRYSTAL MAZE ROAD SAFETY EVENT
A leading UK firm has adapted TV’s Crystal Maze programme to put on a unique month long safety event for its staff - with the help of the TTC Group.
The road safety training organisation supplied quiz questions and film footage of road hazards for Lafarge Plasterboard for use in the event which runs throughout June 2011 and which involves 400 staff across the UK and Ireland.
Staff must answer tricky questions to move into different zones based on the popular Channel 4 Crystal Maze game show – which Lafarge renamed Gypsum Maze after the material used to create plasterboard.
“We have created four zones of home, office, factory and road with physical and mental safety related games for each subject,” said Karen Barksby, Business Unit Health & Safety Manager at Lafarge.
Contestants have to win challenges to collect a crystal before they move onto the next zone just as in the popular programme which was the most watched show on Channel 4 in the 1990’s.
All employees including the MD, sales, customer services, engineers, production staff, contractors and administration take part in the event. A leaderboard has been set up as employees compete from the head office, two manufacturing plants and two distribution outlets at Bristol, Ferrybridge, Grangemouth and Dublin. .
The TTC Group, which runs specialist driver training courses, has provided questions on speed limits, road signs, road hazards, trailer towing and spot the difference, with competitors winning a new copy of the highway code and voucher prizes.
“The event has got off to a great start. Our thanks go to the TTC Group for supplying us with all the information on road safety. Early feedback from the teams is that it has been good fun and really useful to get each team talking about road safety and all the other safety issues,” said Karen.
TTC’s Alan Prosser said: “We work with companies to improve road safety for their employees so we are always more than happy to help any firm such as who have initiated this well devised safety training event.”
TTC Automotive, part of the TTC Group helps companies manage business vehicles and drivers to promote safety, reduce running costs and meet legal requirements. With a national network of highly qualified trainers, it tailors Driving for Business training courses for companies and the public sector.
The TTC Group with its head office in Hadley Park, Telford, Shropshire - opened by the Princess Royal – runs the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme - an educational alternative to prosecution for some road traffic offences, speed awareness courses and is the UK’s largest provider of courses for convicted drink drivers.
For more information please contact TTC Automotive on 0333 8000 222 or visit the website at www.ttcautomotive.co.uk or email: email@example.com