Land transport continues to be a major safety concern in the oil & gas industry, in the Middle East and elsewhere.

It has long been recognized that a holistic approach to driving safety is the most effective way to improve safety and reduce accident rates. Methods employed include pre-employment screening driver training and assessment, journey management, vehicle monitors, and vehicle selection.

This paper considers the behavioural aspect of some of these conventional approaches to driving safety and goes on to describe how Baker Hughes has expanded its behavioural observation programme to educate and encourage vehicle passengers to interact more with drivers. Passengers intervene to give feedback for both safe and unsafe actions. The passenger observations are recorded on pocket cards for later entry into a global database for analysis.

Experience from this recently introduced approach is discussed, including the challenges encountered and how they are being addressed.

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