There are many good reasons for measuring fleet safety programmes. The measurement process gives information on the current success of driving and fleet safety control measures. This information can be provided to managers to assist in operational decision making. The performance management process should seek to measure: The size and nature of driving hazards affecting […]
The speed of accident reporting following a vehicle collision and the accuracy of information collected and sent to the claims team are the easiest ways for a fleet to reduce it’s claims costs. Yet so many fleet operators take many days to report accidents involving their vehicles hitting third party vehicles. By the time the third party has been contacted by your claims team, a credit hire company has been able to offer their services to the third party and the costs of the claim can spiral.
Even though they sound similar, training and coaching are different. To maximise your employees driving performance, it’s important to know when to use each technique for imparting information.
Telematics systems… when should you fit them to your motor fleet? Ever increasing numbers of vehicles in the UK are being fitted with telematics systems. On many occasions the telematics system is fitted with the expectation of the system having a significant impact on preventing vehicle collisions. Can telematics systems really be that effective? One […]
Driving in the summer introduces specific hazards including more details on road journeying to holiday destinations, more agricultural vehicles, more cyclists and more vehicles on busy holiday routes. We include a few issues here for you to consider.
Large numbers of employees are required to drive at work by their employer, whether it’s in their own vehicle or their employers’ vehicle. The Health and Safety Executive estimates that around a third of road traffic accidents involve someone driving for work purposes.
Many businesses find recruitment of drivers a big challenge. If the right candidate is found, it can be easy to forget the need for an effective on boarding process in the rush to get the driver out on the road. If an in demand driver has decided to join your business, that’s great, but don’t forget to put the new recruit through a solid induction process once they have signed the dotted line.
We all know it can be a challenge to get fleet safety procedures followed by all concerned. Having a process that ensures that senior managers get involved can help with implementation. Try taking these 10 steps next time you want to implement a policy or procedure:
The provision of effective training can be a key aspect of improving risk management and improving driver performance. However, the training has to be effective! One of the key aspects of driver and fleet safety training that is sometimes overlooked, is repetition.
We’ve all heard about corporate manslaughter prosecutions being taken after a fatal accident in the workplace, but if your business employs people who drive for work, what if they were involved in a fatal accident? Police forces in the UK are increasingly looking for the first business to take corporate manslaughter charges against following a fatal accident on the road.