The impact of COVID-19 on UK businesses will take a while to be fully realised. Our new Fleet Safety Guide distils the key issues and provides advice from our experts on how to deal with them effectively as the lockdown continues to ease.
Fleet managers may not always have the time to consider the culture of their business, or how it can influence driving behaviour, good and bad. However, promoting a culture of safety can bring many benefits such as reduced incident rates and a more resilient fleet.
The tendency for many companies is to present employees with a car policy and choice list and away they go, without assessing how much they know about driving. Most do the bare minimum in terms of education.
All it takes to undo a lifetime’s attentive and careful driving, even for a highly trained driver, is one unintended moment of distraction, yet it has never been harder to concentrate on the task in hand.
Many in the transport and driver risk management arena believed the Corporate Manslaughter Act would make it easier to hold organisations to account for the wellbeing and safety of those engaged in driving for work. The reality has been somewhat different.