How to risk assess your drivers Risk profiling is commonly used in some industries to help employers’ choose candidates. Could this help us to choose safer drivers? Risk profiling is sometimes used in recruitment to help employers match the person’s appetite to risk to the job in question, and therefore, gain a safer workforce.
New load safety guidance New load safety guidance has been recently issued by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), produced in collaboration with industry and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Fleet operators and drivers should all familiarise themselves with the new guidance as it replaces all previous guidance on the topic. It
"Your clients are becoming more demanding. Increasingly, the procurement process specifies a high standard of risk management. Put simply, if you don’t manage your drivers and vehicles, you won’t get the contract. It will go to your competitors." What are the business benefits of managing road risk well? If you manage drivers and their
THINK! are re-launching their Highway Code campaign, reminding people that whoever you meet on the roads, you should ‘Travel Like You Know Them’. Everyone is someone’s best friend, cousin, parent or neighbour, so make sure you #TravelLikeYouKnowThem and remember to follow the #HighwayCode. Read more Reducing the risk The THINK! team launched the next
This month's legal update on other road users, for those who manage drivers, comes to us from Mike Hayward and Nathan Taylor-Allkins from Woodfines Solicitors. Other Road Users The most recent road traffic provisional estimates for the Department for Transport (published December 2022) show motor vehicles travelled 321.9 billion vehicle miles in Great Britain
Other Road Users - sharing space on the roads Commercial vehicle drivers have an obligation to be careful of the safety of other road users and are now held to a higher standard in law. Recent changes to the Highway Code created a hierarchy of road users, with those who could do the most
Safe loading - a legal update This safe loading legal update is brought to you by Mike Hayward, Partner, Road Transport, Crime & Regulatory at Woodfines. There are many law enforcement procedures relating to the safe loading of your vehicles, and it’s important to note that policy and law are there to keep you
Drug screening - do you have a process in place? Are you carrying out effective drug screening within your organisation? Following on from our Drug Driving Session at the Health and Safety Event, an official report has been published by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), advising that there are substantially more drug drivers
In 2022, over 62,000 items fell off vehicles onto the strategic road network (SRN). They included mattresses, sheds, ratchet straps and loads of timber. This flying and messy debris is a two-foldhazard – it can strike other vehicles or road users when it leaves the vehicle,and it presents an obstruction of the road which
Knowles Fleet is an independent fleet management company that specialises in the administration of employee car schemes and commercial vehicles across the private and public sector, including the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). Commercial director Dan O’Neill shares his expertise in how fleets can reduce their risk, costs and emissions across their entire fleet portfolio.