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'Crisis response' training course for fleets

Date: 15 January 2014   |   Author: Will Stretton

Road safety charity Brake has announced a crisis response training course in Manchester on Tuesday 8 April for fleet operators and HR managers.

The one-day course will look at the procedures organisations should have in place for employees following road crashes and similar traumatic events.

The course will cover topics such as practical and procedural issues around a sudden death or serious injury, the roles and responsibilities of professionals who work with bereaved and injured people, creating a crisis response team, what you can do to support affected personnel and the limitations of your support.

Disaster management specialist Rosie Murray will lead the course.

Ellie Pearson, senior professional engagement officer at Brake, said: "Many employers have made fantastic progress in recent years when it comes to introducing measures to prevent their drivers from being involved in road crashes."

"However, it's just as important that employers are proactive in preparing for the worst, and ensuring they have robust policies in place to support their employees, should one of them be involved in a road crash.

"The sudden, unexpected death of a colleague can tear a workplace apart; it's vital that employers recognise this and are able to act immediately in responding to such a crisis."

Places on the course cost £70 for Brake subscribers (£120 for non-subscribers) and can be booked using the organisation's online form.