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Brake and FMG deliver risk reduction conference

By Kyle Linsay
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 16:00

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CONFERENCE: One-day event delivered on Monday

Road safety charity Brake partnered with FMG this week to deliver a special one-day conference on advanced road risk management.

Monday’s event – ‘Going the Extra Mile’ – was attended by more than 50 fleet professionals, and showcased best practice advice on reducing fleet risk through informative seminars and keynote presentations.

Risk mitigation and incident reduction specialists FMG sponsored, and offered expertise and advice to improve fleet safety, reduce incidents rates and lower the cost of running vehicles.

Experts at the conference, held in London, included Crossrail, Allied Bakeries, Ingersoll Rand, Shell and Zurich, with presentations delivered on their areas of expertise.

Roz Cumming, Professional Engagement Manager at Brake, said: “Businesses have a moral, legal, and financial obligation to ensure they’re doing everything possible to mitigate risk from their vehicle use.

“With advanced technology, such as data capture telemetry devices, and advanced software to analyse that data, businesses are in a better position than ever to reduce road risk.

“The event was well attended and covered some very important issues, which will help some of Britain’s foremost fleets cut their incident rates and further promote the road safety cause.”

During the event, areas including telemetry, online driver training and regular licence and vehicle safety checking were discussed.

Driver behaviour, legal compliance and changing attitudes towards safety were key among the topics arising.

Bob Holbrey, IT and Processes Director at FMG, added: “It was great to see so many businesses actively seeking ways to manage risk out of their vehicle operations.

“Incidents have a massive impact on individuals and businesses, and the business community needs to demonstrate its understanding of this important issue.

“By working together with Brake, businesses and individual drivers, we’re showing our commitment to reduce risk for companies.

“Prevention is better than cure when it comes to vehicle management, and incident reduction makes sense on a number of levels.”

Image courtesy of Rekio, with thanks.

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