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Driving is the biggest health and safety risk most people encounter while at work

Driving is the biggest health and safety risk most people encounter while at work. 1 in 3 of all road traffic collisions involve people driving for work. It is every organisation’s duty of care to promote good driving practices and ensure that their employees are as safe as they can be while driving for work. Every organisation that uses vehicles, company cars or has people driving for work (even if it is using their own car!) needs to have a watertight occupational road safety management policy.

Our EASST Academy Road Safety at Work: Online Course for Managers is the ideal way to make sure your company complies with fleet management best practice and keep your workforce safe on the roads–covering these 10 areas:

1. Making the Case For Fleet Safety Management

All companies care about their financial results, but how does this balance with road risk and the need for safety? Explore the ‘non-human’ case for a tight fleet safety strategy, including reputation, penalties and ‘corporate manslaughter’.

2. Main Elements of Fleet Safety Management

Examining the importance of driver records and vehicle safety checks. Examples of best practice in fleet management show effective ways to monitor and assess your progress.

3. The Fleet Safety Manager

There’s an important job to be done, but whose job is it? How does the allocation of responsibility work in different sized companies?

4. Financial Management - Monitoring costs and keeping records

Data is only useful if you know how to use it. Learn the best ways to regularly monitor and review data to help you track costs and assess your fleet management progress.

5. Driver Behaviour and Effective Driver Management

Managing your drivers involves a variety of skills from recruiting good people to ensuring that they are properly trained and monitored through driver tracking or telematics.

6. Vehicle Fleet Management

Regardless of your size of fleet, regular safety checks are paramount. You need to ensure that every vehicle in your fleet is safe. Keep maintenance schedules and understand the importance of new vehicle purchase.

7. Managing the Work Environment

What steps you can take to alleviate the pressure put on drivers? Look at the importance of realistic timetabling for drivers, managing workloads and journey planning–including thebenefits of eco-driving.

8. Monitoring and Evaluation

Mistakes on the road – however seemingly inconsequential – should never be ignored. Mistakes can flag up road risks and help us improve.

9. Corporate Standards - Being a Leader in Fleet Safety

Industry leaders discuss the benefits of proper fleet safety management in terms of profitability, productivity and reputation.

10. Development of a Fleet Management Action Plan

Put what you’ve learned into practice and devise a fleet management action plan for your company - and yourself.


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