The below artice is an extract from the latest issue of Health and Safety at Work magazine and is written by RoSPA Fleet Safety Consultant John Greenhough... ‘I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who’ (Rudyard Kipling ‘The... Continue Reading →
The UK has undergone something of a cycling revolution in recent years. The London Olympics and the continued global success of the likes of Laura Kenny, Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas has encouraged more and more of us to get on two wheels. This trend is likely to increase as more cities introduce Clean Air... Continue Reading →
In October 2004, we teamed up with TV host Noel Edmonds and the Department for Transport, to launch the ‘Meeting without Moving Foundation’. Edmonds, who had long been a big fan of the use of remote communications in his business ventures, called on the meetings industry to recognise that unnecessary travel was costly, irresponsible, undesirable... Continue Reading →
Part 2: Cyclists As a cyclist it’s easy to feel like you’re being sinned against. You’ve got to get to work by 9, you’ve got an important delivery to make or maybe you just want to get home to your family. The last thing you want is inconsiderate motorists hindering your progress and potentially causing... Continue Reading →
Throughout 2019, we'll be blogging with quick and easy tips for everyone who drives for work. Helping you and your fleet stay safe on the roads. First up, we've got a two part look at how both cyclists and drivers can share the road safely... Part one: Drivers You encounter them on most of your... Continue Reading →
Winter is here, and snow is forecast for much of the country this week. A common phrase often uttered by meteorologists at the time of year is “Only travel if your journey is essential.” The problem is that ‘essential’ means different things to different people. Could your trip be postponed? Is there another way of... Continue Reading →
Excessive sleepiness (ES) is the main focus of DVLA concern with people diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), a condition in which sufferers experience significant periods of not breathing while they are asleep due to airway obstruction (this is to be distinguished from Central Sleep Apnoea which is due to neurological causes). The consequences of... Continue Reading →
The idea that ‘accidents don’t have to happen’ underpins all of our work, none more so than fleet safety. It’s estimated that 95% of road accidents are due to human error. Some of these are due to faulty mechanics, but the overwhelming majority are down to the driver.