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Wales Audit Office hosts event for public sector fleets

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The Wales Audit Office’s Good Practice Exchange is today (9 October) holding the third in a series of shared learning events on the topic of Asset Management. The seminar focuses on Fleet Management and has been organised in collaboration with the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and Good Practice Wales.

Today’s event includes a plenary by Capital Law focusing on corporate manslaughter enabling organisations to learn from recent case law. As well as workshops run by South Wales Police, Wrexham County Borough Council and the Energy Saving Trust. During the seminar delegates will also have the opportunity to use a driving simulator to learn whether their driving style is efficient.

The event focuses on the most up to date practices in fleet management from across Wales and beyond.

Auditor General for Wales, Huw Vaughan Thomas, said: "Managing fleets is costly, impacts on the environment and is an area where small changes can create significant efficiencies. Organisations are also at risk if they do not take adequate steps to protect the safety of their staff. As part of our commitment to identifying and spreading good practice,today’s seminar provides new approaches delegates can adapt to suit their own fleet management needs, so they can achieve more with less."

Fleet Management is the third of four seminars being held on Asset Management, one further seminar will be taking place on Buildings Management in December.

The shared learning events are designed for public sector and third sector employees who want to find out more about innovative ways of working and the seminars are about:

not reinventing the wheel;

  • not advocating a one size fits all approach; and
  • Adapting not adopting approaches to suit individuals and organisations.

All the events are free to attend and are being held in Cardiff, and in Llanrwst in North Wales. People interested in finding out more about the events and in particular how to register for future events can find out more by visiting http://www.wao.gov.uk/news/3288.asp

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