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Applied Driving Techniques launches lone worker safety solution

The product will include a range of solutions across all auditing and analysis, risk management and training requirements to ensure vehicle operators are meeting their legal and Duty of Care obligations. This will include a fully managed, end-to-end solution that will not only include a best practice audit, but also create tailored lone worker policy and management procedures as well as deliver the necessary risk mitigation, intervention and training.

Also available are lone worker safety workshops for employees to target and address key areas of risk, while management seminars, designed specifically for directors and senior managers, provide an overview of the legal requirements involved in managing lone worker safety.

The solutions will be offered as a standalone service or as part of a wider driver and fleet management proposition.

Dr Jim Golby, director of Applied Driving Techniques, commented: ‘Employers have a responsibility to carefully and regularly assess the risks faced by any lone workers and then take steps to avoid, control and minimise them where necessary. Failure to comply could not only result in substantial fines for a company but also serious penalties for directors and managers, if they are found to have been negligent. In the case of a fatality, charges of corporate manslaughter may be instigated.’

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.