Road Safety Week is not just about slowing down

13 November 2017

Road Safety Week is not just about slowing down

This week is a Road Safety Week, an annual event to stimulate community involvement in promoting road safety awareness year-round.

For those organisations that run a fleet of company vehicles, managing risk is not only about driving slower and safely, but also about looking at the suitable maintenance of your fleet, driver profiles, journey risk assessments, accident trends, insurance and much more.

The price of your insurance is driven fundamentally by the claims costs, and as such you have an element of control over it.

A fleet risk management review can examine all aspects of how you manage your vehicles and your drivers, and link in with Health & Safety considerations as the company vehicle is considered to be part of the workplace.

The service looks at things like:

  • Composition of vehicles
  • Service/maintenance schedules
  • Vehicle security and tracking
  • Driver profiles
  • Journey profiles
  • Vehicle-to-driver allocation and permitted use
  • Nature of goods transported
  • Driver training and competency
  • Induction and driver assessment
  • Penalty & Incentive (P&I) schemes
  • Staff education (incl. a review of the driver handbook - if one exists)
  • Reporting lines and management controls
  • Actions in the event of an accident
  • Accident statistics and trends
  • Remote vehicle management systems
  • Health screening
  • Health & Safety aspects of driving for work
  • Licence checking.

The session takes only a couple of hours and it will suggest ways of improving your risk management, which are is designed to reduce your organisation’s claims frequency and cost. As an output from the session you will also receive a written summary of the findings and recommendations. Where positive findings come out of the session, or where improvements are subsequently made, these can be shared with your insurers, which will help negotiate the best possible terms at your next renewal.

Our fleet risk management service costs £500 + VAT irrespective of the size of your fleet. To find out more, please email riskmanagement@swib.co.uk

Categories: Risk Management

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Martin Coppard

Martin Coppard

I am a Director of Sutton Winson Consultancy Services Ltd, which delivers a range of risk management solutions. I joined Sutton Winson in January 2000 and have derived a great deal of satisfaction from helping our clients achieve significantly preferable insurance terms, and other financial benefits, by embracing proactive risk management. 

I am a Graduate Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), a member of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), a Chartered Insurance Risk Manager and hold the ACII (Advanced Diploma of the Chartered Insurance Institute). 

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