Driver Safety – how do you manage it?
When it comes to driver safety, managing driver risk is one of the primary concerns for safety professionals: a booming gig economy; the steady increase in grey fleet use; the growth in online shopping and delivery; rapidly evolving vehicle technology; plus important revisions to the Highway Code.
The pandemic has accelerated the growth in online shopping and delivery. Vehicle technology continues to evolve, making driving both safer and more complex.
“On top of all this, we have revisions to the Highway Code coming into force this month which means HGVs, buses, vans, taxis and cars are subject to a new road-user hierarchy that gives the highest priority to those who are considered most at risk: pedestrians and cyclists, children, older adults and people with disabilities,” says Simon Turner, Campaign Manager for Driving for Better Business.
“For those who manage occupational road risk, there’s a lot to learn, and a lot to communicate to your drivers. We’re here to share resources, provide support and encouragement and help you find any gaps in current operations.”
As part of this commitment to support safety professionals and those who employ drivers, Driving for Better Business will be hosting The Driver Safety Zone and Theatre Hall 4 at this April’s Health and Safety Show. The team will be out in force to support and encourage anyone responsible for managing driver safety.
Driver Safety – Health and Safety Event
We are delighted to announce a great line up of expert speakers for the driver safety zone at the Health and Safety Event this April. Our speakers will be appearing in the theatre over the 3 days of the event, from 5th to 7th April.
They will be covering a number of key areas:
- Highway Code revisions
- Driver training obligations
- Safety leadership and communication
- Driver distraction, fatigue and wellbeing
- Legal responsibilities
- Good practice case studies
- The business case for good driver risk management
We’ll also have live demonstrations demonstrating daily vehicle checks regimes. With almost half of all vans failing their MOTs first time, this is vital to ensure vehicles are always roadworthy.
Driving for Better Business is a free to access government-backed National Highways programme, delivered in partnership with RoadSafe, to help employers in the private and public sectors reduce work-related road risk, protecting staff who drive or ride for work, and others with whom they may share the road. You can learn more about the prgramme and how to get started here.