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Latest Brake report shows benefits of prioritising fleet road safety

Published through the road safety charity’s Fleet Safety Forum with support from incident management specialists FMG, the report on “Going the extra mile: advanced road risk management” showcases organisations that have gone above and beyond in putting safety at the heart of their business.

It shows how effective road risk management is fundamental to avoid unnecessary costs from crashes and scrapes, and to keep employees and members of the public safe. The case studies demonstrate how road risk management practices can be continually assessed and improved to ensure a road safety culture is embedded across entire organisations.

The case studies were presented at a Brake Fleet Safety Forum event in 2013, and include:

  • Neil Physick, Ingersoll Rand, on developing a proactive risk management policy
  • Mike Watson, Shell, on driving road safety improvements worldwide
  • Andy Price, Zurich Risk Engineering, on overcoming management barriers
  • Jo Pearce, Allied Bakeries, on managing driver behaviour and efficient journey planning
  • Mick Heduan, Crossrail Logistics, on protecting vulnerable road users

Paul Holmes, strategic account director, risk, at FMG, said: ‘ Over the years FMG, as one of the largest independent incident management companies in the UK, has seen fleets significantly reduce their incident rates and therefore their cost base, through holistic and well communicated risk reduction programmes. This type of incident reduction is clearly demonstrated in the work that Ingersoll Rand and FMG have done together. If all fleets adopted this approach the roads would be a safer place.’ 

The report is available for free to Fleet Safety Forum subscribers, or can be purchased for £5 by non-subscribers. Special offer: the first 25 non-subscribers to request the report through Brake's online form will get a copy for FREE. Go to brakepro.org/extramile.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.