Is Your Fleet Safe – Take The TTC Test…
A road safety organisation which educates more than 320,000 people each year to reduce road casualties is challenging businesses to take “the TTC DriverProtect test” to see if they manage workplace road safety efficiently and comply with health and safety laws.
A free online audit, which takes a few minutes to complete, will quickly reveal if a business is successfully minimising its workplace road safety risks for staff who drive for work, says the TTC Group, established in road safety education for more than 20 years.
The audit of 18 questions at www.ttcmwrs-uk.com/online-audit-tool/ also identifies how a company can improve driver safety and keep their fleet safe.
“Organisations have instant access to results at the end of the audit and get a better understanding of how they manage workplace safety. It also shows how to implement best practice,” said TTC Director Alan Prosser.
“It’s better to be proactive rather than wait for a road traffic incident which may have a serious business impact.”
The audit includes information on how to reduce driving risks, create a company safety culture, review policy documents, test staff knowledge, DVLA document checks, risk and aptitude assessments, including the identification of hazards and data monitoring.
Driver profiling to identify those most at risk and analysis of employees knowledge of the rules of the road are also easy to do online with the aim of educating any of the workforce to improve their road knowledge, says TTC.
“It is important for every business to embed a safe driving culture in their organisation to reduce road casualties. With almost one in three road collisions work related, it is an important responsibility on the shoulders of fleet operators,” said Mr Prosser.
“There is a lot of information gathering to ensure your fleet is compliant and we want people involved in health and safety to take the test for piece of mind or to learn how they can improve their organisation’s safety.
“Many companies risk overlooking the grey fleet and don’t collect accident data, know if their staff have penalty points on their licence or even if employee owned cars have a valid MOT.”
He praised organisations such as BT, which had successfully implemented fleet management practices, and cut monthly injury and damage collision rates by half from 60 per 1,000 vehicles in 2001 to less than 30 per 1,000 in 2014 saving £12m a year by managing workplace road safety.
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