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Brake issues guidance on how to monitor driver mental welfare

Brake report - positive mental attitudes: monitoring driver behaviour

Road safety charity Brake has published guidance on how fleet managers and HR professionals can monitor drivers' mental welfare to reduce their road risk.

In collaboration with Teletrac Navman, the organisation has produced a report ‘Positive mental attitudes: monitoring driver behaviour’.

It is based on presentations given at a webinar for fleet managers and discusses how to effectively monitor and improve driver attitudes.

The report focuses on the importance of employers being aware of driver attitudes and highlights the need for organisations to develop a culture that values and prioritises people and their welfare.

Guidance is provided by leading fleet industry experts and academics alongside multiple industry case studies.

Sarah Plumb, senior fleet officer at Brake, said: “Poor attitudes and a negative state of mind can have a detrimental effect on driver safety.

"While awareness and open discussion about such issues are increasing, more can and should be done to ensure the safety of drivers and other road users.

"Organisations have a responsibility to ensure their drivers are both physically and mentally fit to drive and effective holistic approaches need to be introduced to achieve this.”

This new resource is available free of charge to all Brake Professional members through www.brakepro.org.

Non-members can order the resources from the Brake shop.

 

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