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10 steps to managing good fleet safety in your company

These 10 steps to managing good fleet safety will show you how to safely manage your company's fleet and build your business.

A safe fleet is in everyone’s interest. By adopting a thorough approach to fleet safety management you can protect your drivers, your assets and everyone else on the road.

Managing good fleet safety

Step 1.      Set your safety goals.

Managing good fleet safety

This is where you want to be.

Step 2.      Define a Safety Policy.

Define a Safety Policy.

Tell your workforce what you’re doing and why. Explain your safety goals and how you’re going to achieve them. Get their feedback – and support.

Step 3.      Appoint safety leaders to act as ambassadors.

Appoint safety leaders to act as ambassadors.

They’ll be responsible for day-to-day team management by proposing and implementing solutions and reporting any issues.

Step 4.      Ensure your policy puts driver safety first.

Ensure your policy puts driver safety first.

Make sure your vehicles are maintained to a legal and safe standard and train drivers to check them systematically.

Step 5.      Ensure that drivers are fit to drive and hold all necessary documents.

Ensure that drivers are fit to drive and hold all necessary documents.

Conduct behavioural risk assessments to appraise how they behave in different traffic situations.

Step 6.      Manage driver and vehicle-related safety obligations proactively.

Manage driver and vehicle-related safety obligations proactively.

Make sure to comply with guidance on drive and rest time as well as ensuring vehicle maintenance obligations are met.

Step 7.      Look at what training you need to provide and how you’re going to do it.

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Step 8.      Roll out your training programme.

Roll out your training programme.

Start with the drivers most at risk.

Step 9.      Investigate and document all incidents, violations and accidents to date.

Investigate and document all incidents, violations and accidents to date.

This will create the baseline from which you can later evaluate your programme.

Step 10.     Use telematics to compare where you are now with when you started.

Use telematics to compare where you are now with when you started.

Keep monitoring.

 

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