RoSPA and Allianz Commercial have renewed their collaboration by signing an exclusive two-year partnership to promote effective risk management for companies operating fleets of vehicles.
Allianz, which provides a range of commercial insurance solutions, has been working with the accident prevention charity since 2007, providing its commercial motor fleet customers with access to a range of RoSPA courses and services that provide guidance on managing occupational road risk.
All of the courses on offer have been enhanced and there are now three additional services available to Allianz Commercial policyholders:
- Eco-Driving - provides advice on how to change driving techniques in order to benefit from savings on fuel, tyres and spares
- Licence Check - allows customers to complete an online process to verify their employees' driving licences and entitlement to drive a vehicle on company business
- Driver Profiler Managed Service - a cost and time-efficient method of risk assessment, where RoSPA manages the "back of house" administration.
By taking the Eco-Driving course, clients will also be able to learn defensive driving techniques such as hazard perception, selective use of gears and utilisation of engine-braking. The course can help businesses to make a positive difference to the environment and reduce costs by making at least 10 per cent fuel savings.
Kevin Clinton, head of road safety at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), said: "The partnership between Allianz Commercial and RoSPA has been a great success and we are very pleased to continue our work together. Allianz has identified the importance of effective risk management and continues to demonstrate best practice by actively encouraging its broker network and clients to take new approaches to occupational road risk."
Jon Dye, commercial motor manager at Allianz, said: "We are delighted to continue our partnership with RoSPA, which has benefited many of our commercial policyholders over the past four years. The courses offered provide our brokers and customers with valuable advice and guidance, which helps them to manage and control risk more effectively.
"In the current economic climate, many businesses will be looking to cut back, but it is important that they do not compromise on safety. By investing in risk management, there are many long-term savings to be made. The new Eco-Driving course is an ideal way for companies to ensure their drivers are cost and energy-efficient, whilst remaining safe on the roads."