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Essentials of Fleet Safety focuses on driver behaviour

Essentials of Fleet Safety focuses on driver behaviour

As part of the Global Fleet Champions campaign, the Essentials of Fleet Safety series of webinars are now underway.

The first event of this webinar series focused on the driver behaviour pillar, giving delegates vital information on how to write and implement effective fleet safety policy, as well as a driver handbook, and how to deliver effective training and education for drivers.

This first Essentials of Fleet Safety rightly focuses on driver behaviour, given that this contributes to the most crashes on the roads and is more often than not the main cause of collisions.

The webinar implores employers to introduce a road safety culture that is backed by sound policies, procedures, as well as effective driver training and education.

As a result, drivers and the general public will be as safe as possible on the roads.

It fits in with London’s Vision Zero commitment, which believes that all collisions are indeed avoidable, and is trying to eliminate deaths and serious injuries caused by collisions.

This first webinar focused on preventing crashes, which is “good for business,” lowering costs and also improving reputation.

There are a number of ways in which employers can increase health and safety on roads; fitting telematics to monitor driver behaviour is just one of the recommendations put forward.

Regular checks should be offered to monitor eyesight, general health, and any alcohol or drug use; attached to this is the raising of awareness regarding the risks of driving under the influence of drink or drugs, in particular, highlighting the ‘morning after’ risks associated.

Mental health issues should also be monitored by employers, according to the webinar. Changes in patterns many suggest people are struggling, therefore increasing the risk of collisions.

All five seminars as part of the Essentials of Fleet Safety series are one hour long, and arm businesses with the essentials of running a fleet safety programme.

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