Data Recording

Data should be recorded to monitor performance, to identify any possible accident trends and system problems and to provide accurate data for risk assessment.  Data should be gathered proactively and reactively.

Proactive data can be collected from:

  • Vehicle inspections
  • Routine maintenance
  • Driver assessments
  • Spot checks on vehicles and drivers
  • Recorded journey plans

Reactive data can be collected from:

  • Incident reporting (including damage-only accidents and near misses)
  • Investigation and rectification


Remember, effective road risk management systems save your business the costs of:

  • Lost orders
  • Delays
  • Staff absences
  • Vehicle down time
  • Spoilt or damaged goods
  • Replacement staff or vehicles