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Graham Hurdle's blog: 7 January 2014 - Emails, emails and more emails

Date: 07 January 2014

Graham Hurdle is managing director of E-Training World

I've had some interesting e-mails and feedback as a result of my last blog, which looked at the best way of dealing with those caught drinking and driving.

I see a lot of feedback from drivers using our online risk assessment systems. The one thing I have noticed is that the better the culture of health and safety within a company, the more positive the users are about their experience.

We recently received an email from an employee of a public service organisation, who wanted the answer to certain questions they had got wrong in their assessment.

This is despite the fact that the system told them the correct answers, with explanations, after each question.

For some of the incorrect answers, they could have read the highway code, but it seemed they wanted to vent their disapproval at being asked to complete an assessment in the first place.

They didn't understand how an online test would be able to assess their risk, as they only used their car to travel between sites and didn't carry any work equipment.

Clearly their employer had failed to convey why they were being asked to do the assessment and the importance of it in their working lives.

The programme includes an opening video explaining why risk assessments are important, but I would urge all employers conducting risk assessments on their drivers to also take time to explain why they are doing it.

Another email I received this week came from a law firm. I get a lot of emails trying to sell me something or other, or asking me to promote their company, which I usually delete.

But I am happy to promote this one because it contains an infographic with a lot of useful facts about drink driving and accident statistics, comparing 2011 and 2012.

I found this particularly interesting as it illustrates a breakdown of accidents by category of road user and area, and gives pertinent advice for this time of the year.

I would urge employers to forward this onto staff in newsletters or on your staff internet sites.