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Larger organisations more likely to have risk programmes, says Arval

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Larger organisations are more likely to employ road-risk management measures for their employees while driving at work, research by Arval Mobility Observatory has found.

Two-thirds (67%) of companies with more than 1,000 employees and 69% with 100-999 workers said they monitored driver behaviour.

This compares to 50% of organisations with 10-99 employees and 22% of those with fewer than 10 staff.

Arval said similar patterns emerged when employers were responding to confirm whether they were using a range of risk management measures, on-road training, communications programmes and classroom training to reduce road risk of drivers at work.

Shaun Sadlier, head of Arval Mobility Observatory in the UK, said: “Risk management is a key priority for employers who provide vehicles for their employees.

“The degree of difference between smaller and larger organisations stands out when it comes to the adoption of risk management measures and it’s almost certainly an issue of resources.

“A large organisation will tend to have company-wide risk assessment arrangements in place that cover all their activities in depth, that takes both time and money to set up. 
“Our research indicates that if you are working for a larger organisation, you are several times more likely to employ ongoing risk management support in terms of training, information and risk assessments.

“These businesses are effectively three times more likely to be monitoring drivers in order to manage their risk.”

The research found more than half of companies with 100 employees or more said they had communication programmes and on-road training initiatives in place.

In comparison, 36% of companies with 10 employees or less carried out risk assessments, and fewer reported carrying out communications programmes, on-road or classroom training measures.

Other findings of the Arval Mobility Observatory include that companies are keen to embrace mobility solutions.


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  • Colin Paterson - 09/12/2020 07:50

    The issue of organisations having, and demonstrating, a robust risk management strategy as regards drivers is key. Agree that it is typically larger organisations with a higher profile and more resources that allocate more dedicated attention to risk management programmes, monitoring driver behaviour and implementing training and education inteventions. DriveTech has seen a lot of interest in our "PULSE" fleet risk health check service with some very large organisations going through this really comprehensive health check. It can help identify areas of potential weakness, and indicate options to improve to reduce risk, save lives and reduce costs. Search 'PULSE DriveTech'.

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