#OSHtober: Get a load of this

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 →

Check it out

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 →

Take a break

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.

Don’t Panic – 11 ways to avoid road rage

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.

The most dangerous time to drive!

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

The ‘black cloud syndrome’

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 →

Human error: the biggest cause of crashes

"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 →

The hidden costs of collisions: how fleet audits could save you more than money

As most of you will be aware, a Fleet Risk Audit refers to the process of gathering work related road safety information and then acting upon it. While this might sound fairly simple, the difficult part for many organisations is maintaining a record or paper trail of all of the steps taken that demonstrate how... Continue Reading →

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