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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:
Measuring performance is a continuous task in theory but to introduce an element of practicality a structured plan is required. The plan should consider a range of factors including legal compliance, the importance of the risk control issue, the frequency of people being exposed to the risk etc.
Performance standards should be given to those who are required to measure performance. This will provide managers with guidance on consistent implementation of the process. The measurement process can include checks on vehicle inspections by managers, conversations with drivers and examination of documents and records. The inspection activity should ensure that:
The process of measuring performance provides insights into what risk controls are important in the business. It also greatly assists in developing a defence against prosecution as monitoring records demonstrate that the business is being managed in an appropriate manner. It’s highly recommended that businesses review their monitoring processes to ensure that they focus on key areas of collision causation.
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