Many UK businesses not addressing the basic fundamentals of occupational road risk management and in particular corporate risk assessment (CRA), according to Driving for Better Business director Adrian Walsh (pictured left).
He believes fewer than 10% of UK companies have any form of CRA in place as required by the law.
“We have been concerned that due to companies coming under cost and time pressures this legal requirement has been overlooked,” said Walsh.
Driving for Better Business (DfBB) wants to raise the profile of this issue in conjunction with Fleet News. Its key aim is to help more UK businesses mitigate the risks by ensuring they understand any current failings. in policy
To achieve this, DfBB and Fleet News have set up a free risk management check for fleets.
The 30-minute RoadRisk HealthCheck survey focuses on reviewing company management culture and documentation controls, an area of weakness which, if strengthened, would make profit for companies, according to Walsh.
“We want to challenge UK business to see where they sit in terms of occupational road risk compliance,” said Walsh.
“Getting risk right is the key way of being able to negotiate with your insurers - how else can you show what you are doing?”
DfBB recently reviewed results from its fleet members’ initial risk compliance scores using software solution RoadRisk HealthCheck. Just over 58% were shown to have a high or very high risk factor level after completing a CRA.
However, many of the risks could be simply and easily addressed. After using the software assessment tool, fleets were given a clear, concise and simple road path to compliance and those company’s scores improved dramatically.
For more details on the free corproate health check, go to page 51 of the September 19 issue of Fleet News. To take part in the survey, simply click here.
All individual results will be confidential, but Fleet News will publish a summary of the aggregated responses in its October 3 issue. This will enable fleets taking part in the survey to benchmark their own results against an average of their peers.