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Risk expert guarantees to save fleets cash

Date: 05 December 2008   |   Author: Tristan Young

FSG's Geoffrey Bray

Geoffrey Bray, boss of consultancy firm Fleet Support Group, is putting his money where his mouth is and guaranteeing savings through the introduction of a risk management scheme.

Bray believes bringing in an effective risk management policy is one way to beat the credit crunch and is willing to work with fleets for free, but take a 50% share of any savings made.

Bray, who is chairman and founder of FSG, which specialises in risk management, said: "The economic downturn can be put to good use. There's never been a better time to manage road risk."

Bray claimed that for every £1 invested in managing driver and road risks businesses could expect to see a £4 saving.

"It's all about the 80/20 rule: 20% of the drivers account for 80% of the costs. Why would you allow that? You wouldn't allow that with computers," he said.

"If you're serious about this, then you have to be ready for big changes, that's what you have to do. It has to be a top-down management process to be successful."

Meanwhile, Bray pointed out that all investigators would need to secure a conviction under corporate manslaughter legislation is to establish whether profit has been put before compliance.

In practice that could be as straightforward as an email saying a company can't afford a safety measure or evidence from a disgruntled employee.