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Self-audit targets key safety areas

A GROUND-breaking self-audit produced for fleet managers aims to slash accidents by targeting key danger areas within company car fleets. The four-page audit, produced by road safety organisation Brake, was prepared in consultation with the University of Huddersfield and other experts to cover topics ranging from management culture to driver and vehicle safety practices.

Dr Will Murray, of the Transport and Logistics Research Unit, at the University of Huddersfield, said: 'The self-audit is a very useful tool for highlighting areas where fleet operators can improve their transport safety. All vehicle operators have the potential to save money and improve operations by investigating problem areas.'

The self audit is the first element of a new independent risk management action pack for fleet managers designed to help them concentrate on fleet safety without taking time away from their core role. Repeated attempts by groups including Brake to educate fleet managers on the importance of fleet safety have floundered through lack of response. The action pack will include important guidance on fleet safety, from recruitment, to training and vehicle safety. The self audit is sponsored by Riva 4Di, the fleet risk management specialist and is available free to fleet operators from Brake by calling 01306 741113.

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