Recently I was contacted by another cyclist who has also experienced careless driving by International Energy Services which makes me wonder what it is going to take for International Energy Services and for that matter Shell Australia to understand what their responsibilities are on the road and to take steps to ensure that cyclists are not bullied, that they are not threatened or worse
In light of this latest incident I have emailed Shell Australia for an explanation and I have again brought my concerns to the attention of Mr Vin Stenta, Chief Executive Officer of International Energy Services via an email to his company email address. I don't expect a response from Mr Stenta as he ignored me in the past, but I think it is important to bring these matters to his attention. Hopefully it will make him accountable in some way.
My email to Mr Stenta sent this evening follows along with the videos.
Any suggestions on how to handle this better or others to contact?
Dear Mr Stenta
It seems that despite "your" assurances you clearly lack a understanding of your occupational health and safety responsibilities and that you need to take competent steps to ensure your operators operate your vehicles in safe manner when on the road.
I suggest you think very carefully about your failure to respond in a responsible manner to this incident in February 2012 as once again your operators are putting cyclist lives at risk as documented here. This incident in October 2012 involves another cyclist (not myself in this instance) so clearly your "toolbox" is seriously lacking.
Mr Stenta enough is enough so Shell Australia have now been advised of your operators behaviour and they have been asked to explain how your mode of operation meets their occupational health and safety standards and why they continue to contract to an company that puts their customers at risk.
I hope this time Mr Stenta you will act with integrity and address the systematic occupational health and safety failures within your company before someone pays the ultimate price.
February 2012 Incident (more at Aushiker.com)
October 2012 Incident