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Places still available for key fleet safety workshop

Fleet managers are being urged to attend a workshop on sleep apnoea from the Fleet Safety Forum. The workshop, organised by Brake and sponsored by Cambridge Weight Plan, takes place on Wednesday, June 15, in Northampton.

It aims to raise awareness amongst fleet managers about the sleep apnoea condition, provide advice on how to identify the symptoms, and suggest ideas for company policy to help mitigate the associated risks.

Dr Tony Leeds of Cambridge Weight Plan will provide information about the symptoms of sleep apnoea, how to detect the condition, and suggest methods of treatment.

Meanwhile, Dr Paul Jackson of Clockwork Research will advise delegates on how to manage the risks associated with sleep apnoea, and Joan Pearce of Allied Bakeries will share the company's experience of implementing a sleep awareness training programme as part of their driver training.

Kath Hartley, events and marketing officer at Brake, said: "It is very concerning to think that so many people who drive for work may be vulnerable to sleep apnoea. That's why this workshop is absolutely vital to help companies manage the risk and implement policies to keep their employees and other road users safe.

"The workshop will take place on Wednesday 15 June 2011 at the Marriott Hotel, Northampton. Places cost £80+VAT for subscribers to the Fleet Safety Forum and £90+VAT for non-subscribers.

Call Brake on 01484 559909 or email admin@brake.org.uk to book.

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