Occupational Road Risk in the Public Sector: South West Summit
The Tamar Suite, Police Headquarters, Sidmouth Road, Middlemoor, Exeter Ex2 7HQ
Wednesday 25th September 2019: 11am – 2pm

The Department for Transport and Highways England are implementing a Government programme to help reduce the number of collisions and casualties on our roads – a programme that was introduced to the public sector at our special launch event held at the Palace of Westminster on 22nd January 2019.

By collaborating with our partners in the public sector, Driving for Better Business will help to reduce the considerable pressure on the human and financial resources, both internally managing our own fleets, and externally, in dealing with road incidents that involve those who use our roads for work.

The Event will be hosted by

Alison Hernandez
Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly, and APCC Lead for Road Safety

As responsible public sector organisations, we pride ourselves on our ethics and integrity. Would any of us knowingly employ a supplier who…

  • used child or slave labour?
  • treated women as second-class citizens?
  • discriminated against the disables, people from other races or religions, or different sexual preferences?
  • was found to be winning work through bribery?
  • was activity engaged in tax avoidance?

The answer, of course, is no we absolutely wouldn’t.

Why then, should we provide those same lucrative public sector contracts to companies who fail to manage their ‘driving for work’ activities properly? Companies whose drivers may behave recklessly or whose vehicles may not be roadworthy? Companies who may put our communities at risk.

We in the public sector must lead by example, meeting our legal compliance obligations to effectively manage staff who drive for work, and then demand improved standards from those in the private sector, in our supply chains, who reap the rewards of lucrative public sector contracts.

Who is the event for?

  • Senior staff responsible for Fleet, Compliance, HR, Health & Safety and Procurement in public sector organisations throughout the South West region.

What will the event cover?

  • Minimum compliance requirements for managing staff that drive for work
  • What good practice in the public sector looks like
  • Your legal, moral and financial obligations
  • The threats to your organisation from poor management
  • The benefits to your organisation from good management