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Charity tackles risk policy gaps

The majority of fleets still do not undertake and review risk assessments on all organisational, management and employee travel risks.

In addition, half of fleets do not have policies and procedures in place to manage specific areas of risk such as reversing safety, temporary and agency labour and employees driving their own vehicles for work.

The findings are from an audit by the Fleet Safety Forum, a division of road safety charity Brake.

In an attempt to improve the situation, the charity will hold a fleet safety benchmarking seminar on January 16, 2008.

At the event, fleet managers will find out how benchmarking their collision data and fleet safety procedures will help keep drivers and other road users safe.

Jools Townsend, head of education at Brake, said: “Poor fleet safety costs lives and money.

“Benchmarking crash data and fleet safety policies against other companies is one key way companies can share best practice and review their risk management procedures.

Whether your company is already involved in the free Fleet Safety Benchmarking Project, planning to join or interested in learning more about the benefits of fleet safety benchmarking, this seminar will be a vital learning and networking opportunity.”

The charity, in association with the Department for Transport, has created a website (www.fleetsafetybenchmarking.net) that enables firms to anonymously compare their fleet safety procedures and crash data with others.

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