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Bereavement courses for fleets

ROAD safety charity Brake has launched a course to train fleet and HR managers in dealing with employees and families affected by fatal road crashes.

The bereavement training course will include advice on how to help grieving employees and families come to terms with tragedy, information on counselling, medical services and practical assistance employers can offer in such a situation.

Sarah Fatica, head of BrakeCare, a division of the charity, said: ‘Brake is still committed to doing everything it can to stop crashes taking place, but the brutal reality is that people are still dying daily on our roads.

‘With a third of all crashes involving a vehicle driven for work it is vital fleet managers are prepared for the worst.’

Steve Wilkins, senior HR representative for FedEx Europe, has already been on the course.

He said: ‘This training has provided us with an invaluable insight into the needs and concerns of our employees during their most unenviable times and situations.

‘As with most insurance policies, this is not training that we ever hope to use, but reassurance that should the situation arise, we are better equipped to deal with it and support our employees in the best way possible.’

The course is run by Rosie Murray, a disaster management specialist who was involved in the aftermaths of both 9/11 and the Asian tsunami. It costs £495 and can be delivered on site for up to 10 people.

  • For more information, call Jeremy Conroy on 01484 559909 or email: brakecare@brake.org.uk.
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