Notwithstanding the statutory duty of care that all employers have
towards the wellbeing of their employees whilst at work, taking steps
to reduce the amount of bent metal incurred by your working vehicles,
by implementing some form of Driver Risk Management programme, simply
makes good business sense. Driver risk management is more than just implementing fleet driver training. Managing road risk is a vital element proper fleet management and can reap significant financial rewards.

Although these days you’re pretty unlikely to see insurance
premiums decrease year on year, you can at least slow down the rate
of increase and reduce excess levels if you improve your claims record.
Drivers with better attitude also look after their vehicles more
carefully, often making them worth more at disposal time. It’s
been proved time and time again that trained drivers use less fuel
too, and normal wear and wear items, like tyres and brakes, also
benefit from improved life.

And then there are the more ethereal benefits. Drivers feel more
valued and less stressed if they are involved in a programme of driver
development that has their welfare as the focus. Also, as an employer,
there’s always that nagging worry that the mobile billboard
masquerading as your liveried vehicle is going to end up in the local
papers or on the local television news as centre stage in a spectacular
pile up. That’s not good for image, brand values or customer
perception.

If you would like to have a free, no obligation consultation with
one of our experienced experts, to assess
your risk management needs, please contact us at enquiries@drivesurvive.co.uk,
giving a location and contact phone number.

SUMMARY OF THE
OVERALL BENEFITS OF AN IN-DEPTH DRIVER RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME.

  • Compliance with duty of care
  • Compliance with existing Health and Safety Legislation
  • Defined audit trail in the case of investigation into transgressions
    of Health and Safety regulations
  • Systems resulting from the programme protect against liability
    if Corporate Killing becomes law
  • Improved staff morale and sense of employee self worth
  • Improved insurance terms
  • A degree of protection against the negative publicity consequences
    of a fatality involving an employee
  • Reduced cost of vehicle fleet operation:
      • Reduced direct repair
        cost
      • Reduced insurance costs
      • Reduced fuel consumption
      • Reduced tyre wear and
        other consumables
      • Reduced vehicle downtime/hire
        car costs
      • Reduced staff downtime/inability
        to work
      • Improved vehicle residual
        value