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Toolkit aims to cut fleet driving risks

Date: 29 June 2011

Roadsafe, which runs the Driving for Better Business campaign, has teamed up with fleet road risk consultant Essential Risk Consultancy(ERC) to launch an online system that it claims will cut accidents and allow businesses to manage their duty of care towards employees who drive for work.

The Business Driving Toolkit is designed to help fleet managers, HR departments and senior management address the Health & Safety Executive requirement for corporate risk assessment.

It provides an online assessment to enable businesses to audit their company risk profile for at-work drivers. It then creates strategies tailored to the business and prioritising the employee and fleet issues that need attention. ERC lawyer David Faithfull said: "Most organisations have invested in employee led solutions but the law requires a company level assessment.

We want to see best practice leading to a reduction of at least 5% in road accidents involving at-work drivers."

Roadsafe director Adrian Walsh added: "Managing risk is often left to fleet managers and the people element is ignored. We want HR and senior management to get involved and the Toolkit is an easy way for them to understand what needs to be done and communicate it to their employees."

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