The Global Fleet Champions campaign has unveiled a series of events for its first year that will share valuable guidance on global fleet safety.
Set up by Brake, the road safety charity, the Global Fleet Champions campaign is a call to arms to fleet operators, who should do more to tackle the worldwide epidemic of deaths caused by road collisions.
Currently, the number of deaths caused on Britain’s roads by HGVs and other fleet trucks is disproportionately high when you consider the percentage of these vehicles on the UK’s roads.
It makes the events put on by Global Fleet Champions to encourage global fleet safety even more important.
All organisations who have signed up as fleet champions this year will gain access to a range of road safety webinars, seminars, awards and a conference – all of which will take place this year.
As well as guidance on global fleet safety, the events will encourage best practice, providing invaluable networking and development opportunities for fleet operators, who will be able to manage road risk better.
The very first webinar of the year is scheduled for 26 February and will tackle crisis management following a serious or fatal road crash.
Events and webinars will take place all year round, with the latter covering driver behaviour; community outreach; incident analysis and intervention; journey routing and model choice; and vehicle procurement and maintenance.
May is the month when Brake’s UK Fleet Safety Conference will take place; the theme this year is ‘Simply the best – prioritising fleet safety’. Once again, it gives delegates an ideal opportunity to benefit from the views and opinions of others within the industry, sharing guidance, advice and best practice.
In September, the achievements of those organisations who have committed themselves to reducing road crashes involving at-work drivers will be recognised at two awards ceremonies.
It promises to be a breakthrough year for reducing road collisions and as a result, protecting vulnerable road users.