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Brake and Alphabet announce speaker line-up for crisis management seminar

Date: 24 February 2020   |   Author: Illya Verpraet

Road safety charity Brake and fleet management firm Alphabet are holding a free seminar on 3 March for fleet professionals on how to deal with serious road incidents.

The course is aimed at fleet managers and HR professional, giving them guidance on topics such as the implications of accidents, the practicalities of dealing with the aftermath and how to look after those affected.

Andrew Wolrich, from Wolrich consulting, will take a look at the costs of a crisis. Peter Michard, from the Institute of Car Fleet Management, will talk about how best to provide support and the third presentation, by David Higginbottom, from Driver First Assist, will cover post-crash responding.

Simon Lane, from Transport Research Laboratory, will discuss how fleets can learn from such incidents. Closing off the programme will be a presentation about drawing up a crisis response plan, by Glen Davies from AtoH Solutions.

Sarah Plumb, senior fleet officer at Brake said: "As part of Brake's Global Fleet Champions campaign we share best practice and guidance to ensure that road crashes do not happen. However, it is also essential that organisations have the correct policies, procedures and people in place if the worst does unfortunately happen. 

"We are incredibly grateful to our speaker line up for offering their time and sharing their expertise and we encourage all those responsible for at-work drivers to take this free opportunity to learn from industry experts."

David Jones, communications manager at Alphabet said: "Employer Duty of Care is a key responsibility for fleet decision makers, but anyone involved with an organisation's vehicle fleet also understands their significant obligations to other road users and the wider public. However, experienced you may be in this area, there is always something to learn which can be taken back to your own organisation."