How to manage health & safety compliance
When considering your fleet health and safety compliance, there are key steps to take.
1. Identify possible hazards. Consider:
- Untrained drivers
- Driving off road
- Drivers with incorrect vehicle licenses
- Vehicle fit-for-purpose
- ANCAP safety ratings
- Distance travelled
2. Assess your exposure:
Now that you have identified the risks and hazards your fleet may face, it’s time to assess your fleet's level of exposure, and put together a plan to ensure you have the correct systems and resources in place. What risks do your drivers face on a daily basis? Do you have a vehicle safety policy? Are you comfortable that your drivers are complying with your current controls?
3. Implement suitable controls that eliminate or minimise risk
So you've identified your hazards, assessed the level of risk to your drivers and developed a comprehensive strategy ready to roll out to your business. Now it's time to implement your detailed plans and procedures- driver engagement is key. Some great examples include:
- Safe driving pledges
- Incident reporting
- Communication of safety messages
- License checks
- Driver training
- Driver risk assessments
- Monitoring infringements
4. Review and monitor the effectiveness of your controls
Health and Safety is not a ‘tick the box’ exercise, it must be reviewed and monitored constantly to ensure best practices are being followed and updated where necessary.
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