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.
It is illegal and dangerous to drive a vehicle that is overloaded or has an insecure load.As the driver, you are responsible for ensuring that any load you carry is legal and safe, even if it was loaded by another person. Make sure the vehicle is not overloaded (check the handbook for the maximum weight).... Continue Reading →
Our next #OSHtober Driving for Work blog covers a topic that is essential for ensuring you drive safely, your pre-drive checks… Whether it’s for work or not, the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the vehicle you are driving is safe and legal falls to you. So here are 9 things you should regularly check before... Continue Reading →
A recent survey has revealed that 92% of visitors are happy with the motorway service stations they visit in the UK. Motorway services can help prevent accidents and serious injuries. Taking a regular break during a long drive is vital and helps prevent accidents.
Whilst many of us enjoy driving for work, it can be a demanding and stressful activity. Having to get to an important meeting, making an urgent delivery, even driving home after a taxing day can be stressful.
You’d probably be surprised to learn that statistically July and August are the most dangerous times to drive your car and the summer months see the most fatalities and serious injuries on Britain’s roads
One of the fundamental skills of anyone responsible for fleet safety management is the ability to connect and engage with drivers in order to promote driver safety and wellbeing. However, all too often line managers are catapulted into running a fleet from another part of the business, and as a result end up focussing on... Continue Reading →
"All of a sudden a car came from nowhere!" - Sound familiar? Car crashes happen every day in every country in the world, and we often insist on blaming external factors. However, the reality is that it’s often us at fault. In fact, it’s estimated that 95 per cent of crashes are actually due to... Continue Reading →