School Road Safety: Supply Chain Collaboration

Everyone uses roads, and everyone has the right to road safety in the places they live, work, and learn. Kenny Waste Management recently collaborated with Eric Wright Group and Motus Commercials to deliver road safety learning to pupils at St Margaret’s C of E Primary School.

Road dangers affect everyone. As a responsible fleet operator, we are committed both to leading in driver best practices and to being part of the solution in actively contributing road safety information.

School areas are a high priority for us all, especially as children begin to gain more independence towards secondary school. We firmly believe that Greater Manchester deserves better, but unfortunately every year a number of children are still involved in road accidents on their journey to and from school.

Kenny Waste Management Social Enterprise were recently invited to support the delivery of road safety workshops to 90 Year 6 students in relation to several highways improvement projects Eric Wright Civil Engineering are delivering for Manchester City Council. St Margaret’s C of E Primary School is bordered by busy main roads, so they were keen to equip the children with information to help keep them safe.

Kenny Waste Management and Eric Wright Civil Engineering gladly accepted an offer of activity support from Motus Commercials, our supplier for skip trucks. Motus Commercials brought one of their demonstrator tractor units to assist with the educational activities, much to the delight of the children.

Each of the workshops covered a reminder of the Green Cross Code, including guess the truck weight, guess the stopping distance (an interactive demonstration, with students standing where they thought the truck would stop with prizes for the best guesses), an understanding of driver blind spots, and the highlight of the day – getting up into the cab to experience it for themselves. There was lots of excitement and questions throughout, and they left encouraged to share what they have learned with friends and family.

The school shared some very warm feedback with us.

“Firstly, let me give a massive thank you from year six for the workshop. The children loved it and the information was delivered clearly and in an impactful way. You were very popular with the rest of the school as well – I don’t know if you noticed, but the nursery children came down just to wave off the cab as it left the playground! The activities were pitched perfectly and showed the importance of vigilance when crossing roads, especially with larger vehicles. We strongly feel that this is a message that all children should have, for themselves and to pass it onto parents.”

– Fazl Iqbal, Year 6 Group Leader & D.T. Lead at St Margaret’s C.E. Primary School

We are delighted that this collaboration has enabled us to demonstrate the power of supply chain partners working together to create social value in our communities, something we are keen to build on going forwards.



Kenny Waste Management