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Brake calls on fleets to go the extra mile

Road safety charity Brake is inviting fleet managers to its essential one-day conference on advanced road risk management, Going the extra mile.

The event on Monday 9 December in London, sponsored by FMG, will showcase best practice and offer delegates an opportunity to learn from the fleet safety successes of others. Experienced practitioners and leading experts will give an insight into the foundations of an effective road risk management strategy, helping professionals with a responsibility for fleet safety build policies and put successful measures in place.

Road crashes account for 39% of work-related deaths in the European Union. Given that driving is the riskiest activity most employees engage in, fleet risk management is fundamental to an employer's legal and moral duty of care towards its employees.

Furthermore, poor fleet safety costs money. If you run a fleet, vehicle scrapes and crashes are probably one of your company's biggest unpredictable expenses. The cost to employers arising from at-work road crashes is estimated to be more than £2.7billion a year in the UK alone.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Andy Price, Practice Leader - Europe Motor Fleet, Zurich Risk Engineering - Management issues and barriers to implementing road risk management
  • Dr Jim Golby, Applied Driving - Understanding your drivers: psychometric testing and behavioural profiling
  • Mick Heduan, Driver training programme manager, Crossrail - Vehicle safety standards for contractors
  • Mike Watson, Global Road Safety Manager, Shell - Global approach to road safety in the community

Roz Cumming, professional engagement manager at Brake, says: "Many fleets have made fantastic progress in recent years by addressing their road risk. Their good work continues to make roads safer not only for their employees but for all road users. At the same time they're saving huge amounts of money. Brake events provide an excellent platform for sharing knowledge and experience to help encourage more good practice of this sort. Whether you're just starting out, or already taking steps to manage occupational road safety, this event is an excellent opportunity to find ways of continuing to improve your results by taking your fleet safety programme to the next level."


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