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Fleets urged to ‘go the extra mile’ and prioritise safety

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 11:00
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PLEA: Fleets urged to prioritise safety

Brake have published a series of case studies in advanced road risk management aimed at demonstrating the benefits of making safety a central priority.

Published through the road safety charity’s Fleet Safety Forum with support from FMG, the report – ‘Going the extra mile: advanced road risk management’ – showcases organisations that have gone above and beyond in putting safety at the heart of their business.

It shows how effective road risk management can help avoid unnecessary costs from crashes and scrapes, and to keep employees and members of the public safe.

The case studies demonstrate how road risk management practices can be continually assessed and improved to ensure a road safety culture is embedded across entire organisations.

They were all presented at a Brake Fleet Safety Forum event in 2013, and include:

  • Neil Physick, Ingersoll Rand, on developing a proactive risk management policy
  • Mike Watson, Shell, on driving road safety improvements worldwide
  • Andy Price, Zurich Risk Engineering, on overcoming management barriers
  • Jo Pearce, Allied Bakeries, on managing driver behaviour and efficient journey planning
  • Mick Heduan, Crossrail Logistics, on protecting vulnerable road users

The report is available for free to Fleet Safety Forum subscribers, or can be purchased for £5 by non-subscribers.

Laura Woods, Research and Information Officer at Brake, said: “Managing road risk effectively means constantly reassessing your priorities, and learning from your experiences and best practice.

“We applaud the organisations featured in this report for their proactive, determined approach and impressive results, and hope this report will inspire more fleet managers to ‘go the extra mile’ for fleet safety in their organisations.”

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