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Hit Third Party in Rear

Hit Third Party in the Rear Blueprint Overview

Hit Third Party In The Rear collisions are commonly seen on a fleet claims history. However, these are the claims that are less frequently but normally more costly. These incidents give the opportunity for personal injury claims from the third parties involved in the incident, so costs can quickly spiral. Taking action to prevent these collisions is time well spent. Please also refer to the Collision Management section of the Roadmap for content on increasing the speed of incident reporting. This will help keep credit hire companies out of the collision management process and further reduce costs.

Letter for Employees

Sometimes employees just do not know that there is an issue with a deteriorating claims history. By writing to each employee telling them that a fleet safety programme is being planned will give them an idea of what to expect and can be a great first step in awareness raising.

Driver Distraction Policy – Mobile Devices

Distracted driving due to phones, eating, drinking etc. is a significant causation factor in collisions and needs to be managed in a robust manner. Your driver distraction policy is an important part of your fleet risk management documentation.

Company Speed Policy

Effective speed management is important if collision severity is to be minimised and your organisation needs a policy that sets out your expectations on speed management.

Fatigue Management Policy

Fatigue is a significant contributor to collisions and as future use of smartphones increases with 5G, we may all be losing even more sleep. Your fatigue management policy is another important document for your business.

Stress Management Policy

Studies show that stress in the workplace is on the increase. Stress symptoms are conducive to more aggressive driving and therefore increased risk of vehicle collisions. A proactive approach to managing stress is therefore invaluable and we have a template policy to help you develop your approach.

Driver Competence Assessment

When employing an individual who will spend most of their time driving on your behalf, a driver competence assessment should form part of the recruitment process. We include a form for recording the assessment here. We recommend that the assessment is carried out by an individual who has been trained to carry out assessments.

Driver Risk Profiling

On line driver profiling sessions can give an effective risk assessment of a particular employee. You can try a leading driver profiling service as a Fleet Safety Academy member. We provide further details here.

Vehicle Technology and Telematics Policy

Using telematics and camera systems to help manage driver performance can be really effective but first employees need to be consulted with the agreed approach communicated to all relevant persons in a policy document. We provide an example here.

Supervisors Camera Footage Assessment of Driver Behaviour Record Form

Camera systems are increasingly being fitted to vehicles and they provide invaluable data for use in collision investigations. However, using camera footage proactively to monitor driver behaviour is an effective tool in the armoury of the manager. This form gives a template on which to record observations when watching camera footage.

Fatigue Risk Assessment

Fatigue is a contributor to hit immobile object collisions. Completing a fatigue risk assessment on those employees involved in hit immobile object collision will help reduce the risk of these collisions recurring.

Stress Risk Assessment Template

We have provided a stress management policy in an earlier stage of the programme. We’ve already noted that stress symptoms can have a significant impact on driving performance. Completing a stress risk assessment will allow your organisation to gauge where stress may be generated and what actions should be taken to reduce stress levels. We provide a template document to assist in the thought process.

Driver Improvement Process

Introducing a consequence for poor driving performance is a vital part of a collision prevention programme. This document provides a suggested approach to using the resources in the Academy to educate drivers and so prevent a recurring collision. The improvement approach can be applied to those drivers who are having avoidable collisions or those drivers whose poor driving standards are being flagged up by in vehicle technology.

Letter Requiring Driving Performance Improvement

Many drivers see no consequences for poor performance. This letter can be used as a template for a manager to take tangible action in writing to an employee and requiring an improvement in driving standards.

Education Exercises For Drivers - Hit Third Party In The Rear Collisions

A cost effective consequence for poor driving performance can be the requirement of an employee to answer a set of questions on driving standards. The questions can involve the employee reviewing documentation in your collision prevention programme. It’s a method of instructing an employee and increasing their understanding of your company procedures. We include here a sample question set to be used with an employee who has been involved in a hit third party in the rear collision.

Aggressive Driving and Road Rage Toolbox Talk

This tool box talk tackles aggressive driving as a key contributor to some collisions with third party vehicles.

How to Stay Focused Whilst Driving Toolbox Talk

Distraction can take many forms and is a key contributor to collisions so this toolbox talk gives tips on how to stay focused on driving activities.

Stress Management When Driving Toolbox Talk

Stress symptoms can give rise to behaviours that cause collisions, use this toolbox talk to remind your employees about stress in relation to driving and how it can be managed.

Sleep Toolbox Talk 1 – Bedroom and Home Environments

Fatigue is a major contributor to collision causation so a good nights sleep is imperative. We give some guidance here on how to set up a bedroom for a good nights sleep!

Sleep Toolbox Talk 2 – Natural and Artificial Light Affects On Sleep

Fatigue is a major contributor to collision causation so a good nights sleep is imperative. We give some guidance here on the effects of artificial light on a good nights sleep.

Sleep Toolbox Talk 3 – Lifestyle and Sleep

Fatigue is a major contributor to collision causation so a good nights sleep is imperative. We give some guidance here on how lifestyle can affect sleep patterns.

Scanning The Road Toolbox Talk

Staying a safe distance from the vehicle in front is a key action for preventing hit third party in the rear collisions. Delivering a toolbox talk to an individual who has been involved in a collision can be an effective and cost efficient intervention.

Staying Calm Behind The Wheel Toolbox Talk

The pace of our lives appears to be growing ever faster and employees complaining of stress symptoms appears to be on the increase. Staying calm whilst we drive will positively affect our speed management and the distance we leave between the vehicle in front, two key causation factors for collisions. This toolbox talk provides useful tips for drivers in relation to staying calm behind the wheel.

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