How can a business control identified risks in their fleet?
Keeping control of your business motor fleet and driver risks can feel like herding cats, no matter what you do, there is always a rogue one!
Once you’ve identified the risks involved with your fleet of vehicles, they key is now to control those as best you can. We have a few recommendations and easy implementations for your business.
Working hours policy
While this might exist for your office, extend this to driving hours, breaks and time of the day when driving should take place.
Interview drivers to figure out what practices need to change. Afterall, they’re the one’s in the vehicles day in day out.
Route and workload planning
Encourage drivers to study whether there are more efficient ways to allocate assignments and routes.
Mobile phone policy
Enforce a mobile phone policy that complies with the law and stresses driver safety.
Establish clear rules for using safety equipment such as seat belts, first aid kits and fire extinguishers
Adopt a ‘clean car’ policy which prohibits leaving any valuables in view and dictates that drivers can only park in secure places.
Responsibility for vehicles
Assign specific vehicles to drivers who are responsible for their condition.
‘How’s my driving?’ scheme
We’ve all seen them – the stickers on the back of vans encouraging members of the public to call with complaints or compliments, encouraging drivers to drive more carefully.
Speaking with an expert at Needham insurance will help you asses, manage and control your motor fleet risks, arriving at the perfect policy suited exactly to your business needs.