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Low-cost training to help employers manage at-work road risk…

Submitted by on November 6, 2015 – 6:15 am |

Ellie Pearson, Brake's senior professional engagement officerRoad safety charity Brake has announced it will run two seminars on Introducing, evaluating, and maintaining a work-related road safety programme, thanks to sponsorship from Arval and Interactive Driving Systems. The first seminar will take place in Huddersfield on 1 December 2015, and the second will take place in Swindon on 25 February 2016.

The seminars will provide essential training for anyone with responsibility for at-work drivers on why they need to develop a comprehensive work-related road safety programme, and how to develop their programme. The seminars will also look at the importance of proper data recording and analysis, and how to use data to evaluate road safety risk and inform a work-related road safety programme.

The seminars are a key tool for fleet operators looking to introduce a work related road safety programme, or to evaluate and improve an existing programme. The seminars are ideal for professionals working in the areas of fleet, transport, and risk management, and also insurance professionals, CSR and HR managers. The key principles that will be explored in the seminars apply to small and large companies alike; speakers will examine why organisations should have a comprehensive programme in place, and how to successfully introduce, evaluate, and improve a data-led programme. A best practice case study will be presented by Skanska, who will discuss the development and delivery of their work-related road safety programme in the UK.

Find out more about the seminar here.

Brake Professional members can book their place at the seminars for just £70 + VAT, or £120 + VAT for non-members. Membership of Brake Professional costs from £50 + VAT per year, and members receive significant discounts on attending Brake events, as well as access to guidance and resources to help manage road risk. To book to attend this seminar, or to find out more about joining Brake Professional, email or call +44 (0)1484 559909.

Ellie Pearson, professional engagement manager at Brake, said: “At-work drivers are significantly more likely to be involved in a crash than people driving on their own time, that’s why it’s imperative for employers to properly manage their work-related road risk. This seminar will prove invaluable to any organisation looking to introduce or improve an existing road risk programme”.

Tracey Fuller, customer engagement manager at Arval, said: “Having successfully implemented a sustainable road safety program at Arval over the last 10 years, driving down both collision costs and number of incidents, we are really happy to share our success with others and talk about how we have changed the safety culture of our organization through engaging with our drivers and all employees on the importance of using the roads safely. We are very happy to collaborate with Brake and Interactive Driving Systems on these workshops as we have worked closely with both organisation’s over many years now and together we have some good practices to share”.

Andy Cuerden, managing director at Interactive Driving Systems, said: ‘We have worked closely with Brake for many years and are delighted to join with Arval to promote improved driver risk management. Our research, and experience with clients all around the world, suggests that there are still many myths about what makes an effective driver risk management program. Our aim in these sessions is to share our research and expertise as widely as possible for the greater good’.

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