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Title: Peter Golding Managing Director

Peter GoldingManaging Director
Presentation will cover
  • The significance of the Corporate Manslaughter
    and Corporate Homicide Act in fleet management
  • Establishing your businesss current level of
  • Reducing the risk and understanding the cost of
    road accidents
  • Methods to reduce and control maintenance costs
  • Risks associated with Grey Fleet issues
  • Building a robust audit trail
  • Solutions available

The facts
It has been estimated that up to a third of all
road traffic accidents involve somebody who is at
work at the time. This may account for over 20
fatalities and 250 serious injuries every week.
Department for Transport figures
The consequences of an investigation into a
serious accident under the Corporate Manslaughter
Act can be catastrophic Cases can take several
years to come to court Negative
publicity Financial losses Major impact on all
staff Personal trauma for those specifically
involved Extreme stress and anxiety for senior
management Dont ignore your corporate
responsibilities Review your Work Related Road
Police Visits
The Metropolitan Police is one of several
forces who are seriously investigating the safety
of driving in company vehicles. 
They are carrying out more and more follow-up
investigations with companies after collisions to
ensure that work-related road safety is embedded
within company policy.
Legislation affecting Fleet Management
The Corporate Manslaughter Corporate Homicide
Act 2007
Health Safety at Work Act 1974
The Road Traffic Act 2006
The Road Vehicle (Construction and Use)
Regulations 1986
Management of Health and Safety at Work
Regulations 1999
The total cost of an accident
Average direct cost 700 per vehicle Total
2,800 when considering lost output, salaries,
administration, legal fees and business
Insurance premiums can be significantly reduced
by demonstrating an effective risk reduction
Institute of Advanced Motorists study

Do your existing health and safety policies cover
work-related road safety?
Company needs to commit to work-related road
safety at senior management level first and
effectively communicate to your drivers
Policies and Procedures
Carry out a review of your current policies,
procedures and documentation
Adequate system to ensure your vehicles are
regularly inspected and serviced in accordance
with manufacturers recommendations
Collect sufficient information to allow you to
make effective decisions about existing policy
and the need for change
Risk Assessment

Failure to properly manage work-related road
safety is more likely to endanger other people
than a failure to manage risks in the workplace

Identify the risks carry out driver risk
Decide who might be harmed - who is at most risk
Evaluate the risk - consider how likely and what
is acceptable
Record your findings - evidence that a correct
check was made you consulted theses who might be
affected you dealt with all the obvious hazards
Review your assessment and revise if required -
details of incidents, driver details and vehicle
history and review from time to time
Staff using their own car for work -
are you at risk?
If an employee drives for business purposes, the
legal Duty of Care regarding the drivers welfare
falls to the Employer regardless of vehicle
  • A recent survey showed that
  • More than 33 fail to check that grey fleet
    drivers have a driving licence
  • Over 50 do not check if their grey fleet
    vehicles have adequate business insurance
  • Over 75 do not ask to see valid MOT
    certificates for grey fleet vehicles
  • Over 80 fail to check whether grey fleet
    vehicles are regularly serviced
  • A Health and Safety time

Arval report 2007
The Driver
Competency - are you satisfied that your drivers
are competent and capable of doing
their work in a way that is safe for them and
others Training are you
satisfied that your drivers are properly trained
in all areas of responsibility Fi
tness and Health - are you satisfied that you
drivers are sufficiently fit and
healthy to drive safely and not put themselves or
others at risk Drivers handbook -
effectively communicate company policies and
ensure complete understanding
Licence inspections complete and document
regular licence inspections for all

Drivers licence inspections
There are approximately 472,000 unlicenced
drivers on the UKs roads Of this total 17,200
drivers have been banned under the points system,
but continue to drive without a valid
licence. (Source DfT Research into unlicenced
driving final report road safety research
report 48).
Driver Fatigue
It is estimated that driver fatigue accounts for
up to 20 of fatal and serious crashes on
motorways in the UK.
Companies which turn a blind eye to driver
fatigue are at risk. Policies governing how long
staff are allowed to work, which includes time
spent behind the wheel, and how many miles they
are allowed to drive should be put in place
Identify the drivers that create the risk for
your organisation
Legislation Changes
It is an offence to smoke or to permit smoking in
enclosed public spaces and workplaces in England.
This law includes vehicles used for work purposes
The penalties for non-compliance are severe.
Make sure your vehicles become (and remain) smoke
Mobile Phone Danger
Drivers who use a hand-held or hands-free mobile
phone whilst driving are four times more likely
to crash injuring or killing themselves and/or
other people. (RoSPA report 2007 )
Now a 3-Point Penalty
Driver Training
  • Safer driving means
  • Less injuries and fatalities on our roads
  • Less accident damage to vehicles
  • Less unproductive downtime for vehicle repair
  • The potential for reduced insurance premiums
  • Fuel efficiency means
  • Lower costs
  • Increased profits
  • Reduced emissions
  • Improved environmental impact

Government Funding for SAFED for Vans has been
  • Condition ensure your vehicles are
    correctly maintained and effectively managed,
    build a robust audit trail
  • Inspections carry out regular routine
    vehicle inspections and record findings
  • Recommendations ensure garage and drivers
    recommendations are actioned
  • Safety consideration to factory fitted
    safety features and NCAP rating
  • Suitability - are you satisfied that
    vehicles are fit for the purpose for which they
    are used

Tyres Management
Regular, scheduled tyre inspections are a
fundamental health and safety requirement
According to a report from Hertfordshire police,
defective tyres are one of the top five causes of
death and injury on Hertfordshire roads
12 of cars and vans on the road have at least
one defective tyre, a further 12 of cars and
vans have a tyres just legal.
Effective Maintenance
Extended service intervals!
Reduced safety inspections during servicing
MOT inspections are not a guarantee of safety
It is essential that regular vehicle checks are
completed, recorded and filed

Garage Recommendations
Failing to act on garages advisory repairs
within the specified time/mileage can be highly
dangerous and costly
On average, the cost of the repair will increase
by three times
More importantly, your oversight could cause
accidents and cost lives
Vehicle maintenance
Vehicle maintenance
  • It is essential that
  • Scheduled maintenance is carried out within
    correct date and mileage
  • MOT inspections are completed in time
  • Recommendations from garages are actioned when
  • Regular safety inspections are completed between
  • Grey fleet vehicles are subject to the same
  • Drivers are educated regarding their
  • Time and budget is allocated to make it happen

The Journey
Scheduling - are
work schedules realistic - are you satisfied that
sufficient time is allowed to
complete journeys safely Time
The highway code recommends a 15 minute break
after two hours of driving are your
drivers aware of your policy Distance - are you
satisfied that drivers will not be put at risk
from fatigue caused by excessive
distances without breaks Weather - is
sufficient consideration given to travelling in
adverse weather conditions Routes
- do you plan routes thoroughly

Vehicle Telematics
Productivity - where the vehicle is, how long on
site, directions to next job, how long parked,
route taken.
Health Safety vehicle speed, length of time
driving, when last break was taken, time of day
of journey
Investigation previous location vehicle, valid
mileage claims, visits to unauthorised locations.
  • Crash Investigation time and location of crash,
    vehicle speed, how long driving prior to impact.

Discipline unauthorised journeys or breaks,
instance of speeding, driving without a break.
FleetCheck working with you
  • FleetCheck are currently working with Housing
  • Fleet review, identifying potential cost savings
  • Ongoing development of FleetCheck software to
    meet your needs
  • Review of Grey Fleet issues and communication
    with drivers
  • Establishing a clear understanding of fleet
    management concerns specific to DLOs
  • Creating a bespoke risk management report

How FleetCheck can help you
  • Risk Assist
  • A detailed questionnaire to help you establish
    your current level of legal compliance
  • A bespoke compliance action plan with online
    support services
  • A generic drivers handbook and driving
    assessment questionnaire
  • My Fleetcheck software
  • Unique online vehicle management software
    designed for even the smallest fleet

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How FleetCheck can help you
  • Risk Assist
  • A detailed questionnaire to help you establish
    your current level of legal compliance
  • A bespoke compliance action plan with online
    support services
  • A generic drivers handbook and driving
    assessment questionnaire
  • My Fleetcheck software
  • Unique online vehicle management software
    designed for even the smallest fleet
  • Visual alerts emails to remind you in advance
    of key tasks and renewals
  • Functionality to help you control and analyse
  • Online drivers licence inspections
  • A robust method of ensuring licences are valid
    and of appropriate type, and monitoring
  • Online driver risk assessments
  • Identify drivers presenting your Company with
    risks, and act accordingly

  • FleetCheck will work with you to
  • Enable you to effectively control and monitor
    your costs
  • Provide you with a Robust Audit Trail
  • Reduce your risk and claim potential Insurance
  • Reduce your legal exposure
  • Save you valuable time and reduce vehicle down
  • Alert you to changes in legislation and road
    safety issues
  • Give you peace of mind

Constructors Testimonial
  • I have been aware of the mounting changes to
    driver and vehicle legislation for some time, but
    like many others who have busy and varied roles,
    could not find the time to address the issues.
    FleetCheck arrived at the right time for me,
    enabling me to manage the fleet and the Duty of
    Care responsibilities more effectively with
    robust and simple to use software. In addition
    the professional advice received and the
    technical support available means that I am
    saving money and have more time to spend in other
    areas. Neil Golding Finance Director, RJ
    Leighfield Ltd.

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