At the end of the day however many electronic systems you have tracking the movements of your vehicles, it is the driver that makes the mistakes. So his/her training is vital. And like it or not the Directors are responsible. Over 20% of all road accidents involve someone driving for work. CEOs should promote safe driving at work and practice what they preach.
Reward the best drivers and fine the worst and help them to improve. Use the data from telematics to monitor and improve them; if you don’t you as CEO could be punished.
57% of accidents occur because of mental health issues.
Good eyesight is a major problem but it is always the driver not the company that contacts the optician.
Many companies now have Mental Health First Aiders as well as the normal First Aiders
Acumen Waste are offering a talk for our members on Behavioural Safety.
Good managers spend 15 mins per week with each employee discussing H&S issues and their road safety.
General points made
It is a struggle to keep up with H&S issues.
The attitude of most drivers is difficult to manage.
Social media and texts are all increasing with even more danger for drivers than phone calls.
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