Larger firms three times more likely to monitor driver road risks
Larger businesses are effectively three times more likely to monitor drivers in order to manage their risk.
The Arval Mobility Observatory found two-thirds (66%) of companies with more than 1,000 employees and 69% of those with 100-999 employees said they monitor driver behaviour.
This compares to half (50%) of those with 10-99 and 22% for the smallest of companies – those employing fewer than 10 people.
Similar patterns emerged when employers were responding to confirm whether they were using a range of risk management measures, on-road training, communications programmes and classroom training to reduce road risk of drivers at work. Well over half of companies with 100 employees or more said they had such measures in place, while 36% of companies with 10 employees or less carried out risk assessments, and fewer reported carrying out communications programmes, on-road or classroom training measures.
Shaun Sadlier, head of Arval Mobility Observatory in the UK, said: “The degree of difference between smaller and larger organisations stands out when it comes to the adoption of risk management measures and it’s almost certainly an issue of resources. A large organisation will tend to have company-wide risk assessment arrangements in place that cover all their activities in depth, that takes both time and money to set up.”
Sadlier added: “What’s needed to support smaller businesses are more services and practical help, such as telematics usage, to enable more smaller businesses to raise their safety to comparable standards to their larger counterparts. This is a task in which the entire fleet industry needs to play a part.”