International road safety charity Brake has published a new guidance report aimed at senior managers in organisations with at-work drivers in collaboration with vehicle tracking specialists Quartix
Managing road risk: a guide for senior managers provides crucial information for senior managers on the importance of road risk management, along with practical measures for implementation.
The guidance includes information on the business case for fleet safety, including legal compliance, moral and social responsibility, and how investing in safety can save organisations money.
Practical advice is also provided on issues such as work-related road risk management models, risk assessment and management, policies and procedures, and creating a road safety culture.
Best practice case studies provide an insight into measures other organisations are implementing to address their risk.
The report also addresses the importance of senior management support for, and involvement in, fleet safety policies and procedures, in addition to supervisors/line managers and at-work drivers themselves.
This resource is available free of charge to all Brake Professional members through www.brakepro.org.
Non-members can order it from the Brake shop, or join Brake Professional to access this and other resources.
“Driving is the most dangerous activity most employees engage in, and it is vitally important that organisations are making positive steps to manage their at-work road risk,” says Brake’s New Zealand Director Caroline Perry.
“This includes senior management involvement in fleet safety, as we find time and again that having senior level support for policies and procedures helps to achieve buy-in from others in the organisation.
“This report provides best practice guidance, and I would encourage anyone involved in managing occupational road risk to draw on the knowledge shared in it.”
Quartix is “delighted” to be supporting Brake, Sales and Marketing Director Andy Kirk says.
“This guidance report is an excellent tool for both employers and employees; it will help them adopt safer driving practices and reduce the number of collisions on our roads.
“We’ve designed our Safe Speed contextual speeding alerts with health and safety in mind, so teaming with Brake is a natural partnership.”
Brake Professional is a not-for profit global membership service for professionals working in the field of fleet safety.
Members receive access to the www.brakepro.org website including its library of guidance reports, tools for use with drivers, conference minutes and best practice case studies.
Members also receive free or discounted access to Brake events and regular road safety research e-bulletins.
Brake’s New Zealand division promotes road safety and campaigns against the carnage on New Zealand roads, and also raises funds support families bereaved and injured in road crashes.
Founded in the UK in 1995, Brake now has domestic operations in the UK and New Zealand, and works globally to promote action on road safety.
Brake runs a not-for-profit global membership service for professionals working in the field of fleet safety, providing online access to practical management tools to improve road safety.
Brake Professional is open to all professionals, but typically health and safety officers, fleet managers, risk managers, driver trainers, human resource professionals, vehicle managers, road safety officers (in commercial organisations and the public sector), police and emergency service workers.