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Best Driver Risk Management – deadline extended for entries

By |2024-02-19T17:27:19+00:00February 16th, 2024|DfBB Articles, News|

Health and Safety Professionals - is this you? Do you and your team have the best Driver Risk Management credentials? Would you like to be recognised for your efforts to reduce road risk in your organisation? National Highways is again celebrating the UK’s best performing driver employers with their award for Best Driver Risk

Weather Conditions – your fleet, your legal responsibilities

By |2023-11-30T10:43:05+00:00November 13th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Your fleet drivers will assert they are the most competent of drivers and that the vehicle they are driving is well maintained and safe. Having a safe combination of driver and vehicle is essential whatever driving task they are engaged in. These can be risk managed through various checks e.g. driver licence checks and

Winter Driving – the risks for fleets & commercial drivers

By |2023-11-13T14:26:30+00:00October 26th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Winter Driving - the risks Winter brings all kinds of challenges for drivers, including rain, snow, ice and low light levels. Being prepared can be the difference between a safe journey and disaster. UK weather conditions can alter very quickly, which can be particularly hazardous in winter. The first safety element to consider is

Managing road risk: Leadership and Business benefits

By |2023-10-26T10:59:21+01:00September 22nd, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Amanda Burch is Managing Director at ATA Sameday, a logistics provider insured by Humn – an official delivery partner for Driving for Better Business. Amanda spoke to Dr Neale Kinnear, Head of Behavioural Science at Humn, about how ATA approach risk management. Recent casualty data suggests that, on average, someone is

How do you risk profile your drivers?

By |2023-09-18T19:14:40+01:00September 18th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

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 from the DVSA

By |2023-08-31T16:30:23+01:00August 24th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

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

The business benefits of managing road risk

By |2023-08-23T18:22:36+01:00August 14th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

"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

‘Travel Like You Know Them’ – 3rd August 2023

By |2023-08-07T11:43:57+01:00August 7th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

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

Other Road Users – a legal update

By |2023-08-07T11:49:37+01:00August 3rd, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

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

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