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Manslaughter and risk under the spotlight at forthcoming event

THE Corporate Manslaughter Bill and risk management will be just two of the vital fleet issues covered at this year’s Hit for Six Conference.

After the Government published the full Bill last month, delegates will receive a briefing on what is means for them during one of the six key sessions at this year’s event.

Some of the foremost experts on risk management and health and safety will be presenting at the event this year.

Delegates at Hit for Six have a choice of two venues to attend this year, with each venue providing the same high-quality content.

The first venue will be the conferences traditional Oxford home on September 20.

To meet the needs of readers in northern England and reduce travel, a second date in Ilkley has been announced, taking place on September 27.

The full speaker line-up has been confirmed for this year’s conference.

Speakers will be Roger Bibbings, occupational health and safety advisory for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents will be presenting a health and safety overview, including a look at the final draft of the Corporate Manslaughter Bill.

He will be joined by Andy Price, a Fleet News Award-winning fleet manager who is now a practice leader, motor fleet at Zurich.

Covering the issue of vehicle funding options will be Alison Chapman, partner at Deloitte, who will be joined in Oxford by Nigel Trotman, business relationship manager, Whitbread and in Ilkley by David Weeks, head of communication for Hanson, who will both be offering case studies on their fleet funding arrangements.

A blast of innovation on the topic of fleet management best practice will be given by senior researcher Britta Lang and head of investigations and risk management Saul Jeavons from the Transport Research Laboratory. They will be followed up by James Langley, deputy chairman of the Institute of Car Fleet Management.

Van fleet management will cover best practice, a subject being presented on by Peter Howard, head of fleet supply at BT Fleet in Oxford and BT Fleet managing director Janet Entwistle in Ilkley.

The second speaker at both venues will be Damian James, head of transport provision for Bracknell Forest Borough Council, who will present on LCVs and telematics.

Developments in taxation will be covered by Elizabeth Ward, policy advisor for HM Revenue and Customs, while Mark Norman , business services manager at CAP will cover wholelife costs.

Finally, to cover fleet management and the environment, Dr Chris Endacott, founder of GFleet Services will speak on how to run a green fleet and Stuart Hutchinson, project manager - Alternative Fuel Trials, Norfolk County Council will reveal which clean fuels are the best choice for fleets.

  • For details of this year’s Hit for Six Conferences, log onto www.hitforsixconference.com or call Sandra Evitt on 01733 468123.
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