openPR Logo
Press release

Fleet Insurance H.A.D. Safety Program-Why Companies Need To Adopt It

03-08-2011 12:19 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: Cover4Fleet Insurance

/ PR Agency: Cover4Fleet Insurance
London, UK ( openpr ) March 04, 2011 - In February 2011 the first company in Great Britain was convicted of corporate manslaughter, under the then comparatively New Act. The case of 27 year old Alex Wright, a geologist who died in a trench in 2008, while employed by Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings made history. Whatever type of company you run this is not the type of history you wish to make, no doubt. This article is the first in a series to assist companies to focus on improving fleet safety by adopting a fleet insurance company initiative-the Heightened Awareness Driving (H.A.D.) Safety Program.

Even before the launch of the H.A.D. Safety Program, quite a number of organisations have been taking action to improve how their employees are driving for work with a strong focus on training company drivers. Success for such a program has been found to be directly linked to the methods used to select drivers. Additionally like training of any nature, repetition and frequency are vital ingredients.

Let’s Look At Some Fleet Safety Data

90% of incidents are as a result of human error and safety initiatives need to be consistently sustained in which they are required to involve change of culture in order to ensure that improved behaviours are consistently maintained.

Organisations are mandated to take reasonable and practical steps that will assist them to manage safe driving habits whereby failure to follow this may result in tough penalties with exorbitant fines, custodial sentences for executives & employees, and negative publicity for the organization.

Due to the magnitude of reckless driving, the government has placed responsibility on the business owners and its executives to find ways of improving on their employee’s road safety. Organisations are also required to undertake fleet insurance.

Despite road transport safety improvement technologies over the previous year, driving for work has been cited as one of the most dangerous activities an individual can undertake as part of their daily office duties whereby driving for work has claimed approximately 75% of workplace related deaths annually.

Last year alone 28,000 people died and 40,000 were seriously injured on British roads. Of these statistics, 33% of these incidents involved individuals driving for work. Apart from the highly tragic results of these incidents, they also had an economic impact which has been estimated at a cost to the economy of £1.6bn every year.

Where Can We Begin To Resolve These Serious Fleet Safety Issues?

Driving for work is by its nature a very complex subject, which is best split into 3 different aspects in order to tackle it:

- Journey
- Vehicle
- Driver

Each of these areas has to be properly managed and this challenge can be assisted by following the H.A.D. Safety Program, which can make your job somewhat easier.

Fleet And Company Legal Responsibilities

Organisations that have employees driving for them have a number of abiding responsibilities which they are required to undertake in addition to duties that employers are mandated under road traffic acts administered by the police and VOSA.

There are some specific requirements binding the professional drivers such as those driving passenger vehicles and large goods vehicles. This series of articles is going to dwell on regulations that bind non-professional drivers like the:

- Own vehicle driver
- Company van driver (Below 3.5 tones)
- Company car drivers

When the series of articles which makes up the H.A.D. Safety Program have all been released over time, the complete set in the form of an e-book will be available to download for the fleet insurance ( http://www.cover4fleetinsurance.co.uk ) company’s website blog.

###

95 Wilton Road, Suite 718,
Victoria, London SW1V 1BZ
United Kingdom

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Fleet Insurance H.A.D. Safety Program-Why Companies Need To Adopt It here

News-ID: 165512 • Views: 921

More Releases from Cover4Fleet Insurance

Fleet Specialisation-Cover 4 Fleet Insurance Investigate Future Fleet Trends
Victoria, London ( openpr ) June 10, 2011 - Economically driven by the need to immerse their resources in core activities, companies will turn to fleet outsourcing options. Even in the case of fleet contract hire, there are case studies which are dramatic in the current economic environment. Take the case study of Fraikin , which was originally established in France in 1944 and is today the biggest commercial
Cover 4 Fleet Insurance Systemise The H.A.D. (Heightened Awareness Driving) Prog …
Cover 4 Fleet Insurance, the British fleet insurance company, systemise the H.A.D. (Heightened Awareness Driving) program and procedures. The Heightened Awareness Driving (H.A.D.) initiative has been developed by Cover 4 Fleet Insurance, the UK fleet insurance company, to help management and drivers in companies to reinforce and build up excellent fleet safety and driving practices. To manage work-related fleet safety issues and road safety activities an organisation needs a proper fleet safety
UK Fleet Insurance Company Leaks Management Secrets
London, UK ( openpr ) December 08, 2010 - With over 60 years experience in the insurance industry, this UK fleet insurance ( http://www.cover4fleetinsurance.co.uk )company has assessed the playing field and has now divulged its holistic fleet secrets, in order to help fleet management. When the AA announced in 2010 that UK petrol prices were likely to hit record levels, a wave of panic went over many fleet managers. In

All 4 Releases


More Releases for Safety

Mobile Safety Software
The rising popularity of mobile applications is one of the key factors responsible for the strong growth of this market during the forecast period of 2017 to 2021. It has been noted that mobile apps, such as WhatsApp, Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube, and Gmail, have gained popularity among the millennials since the past few years. Business applications, such as e-mail, calendars, and teleconferencing applications, are available for free and offer an
Airport Runway Safety System
Runway safety involves safe and reliable. Airport runway safety systems ensures safe and reliable flight operations from take-off to landing through providing guidance to ATCs and pilots. This is done by analyzing the detected data of runways and taxiways to take necessary steps in action while avoiding runway incursions, excursions, and confusions. Publisher's analysts forecast the global airport runway safety system market to grow at a CAGR of 8.53% during the
Road Safety Market
Numerous systems, devices, and technologies are leveraged to ensure safety on highways, bridges, tunnels, and urban roads. Together they constitute the global road safety market, which at present is characterized by the presence of many players both from the private and public sectors. As a result, the competitive landscape is fragmented. Depending upon the different solutions for road safety available, the global market can be classified into automatic license plate
Safety first
When working on machines, keeping employees safe is of the utmost importance. Certain regulations ensure machine safety. In Germany, for example, this is called the "Regulation regarding safety and health protection in using work equipment." In other countries, similar regulations are effective, according to which the potential hazards of a machine are regularly assessed and the necessary and appropriate safety measures are derived. Do your safety standards meet the requirements? And
Capital Safety Australia
Fall protection for penetrations and openings in construction, civil and confined space applications! DBI-SALA, a Capital Safety brand solely dedicated to the fall protection market, has announced the launch of their NEW PenoGuard™ fall protection system. PenoGuard is a new and revolutionary safety device that dramatically increases the safety of workers around penetrations that are commonly seen in construction, civil works and confined space applications. Penoguard has numerous safety factors that
Safety of Australian ETFs
BlackRock’s (NYSE: BLK) exchange traded fund business, iShares, said today that Australia’s young exchange traded fund (ETF) market and stringent regulatory system are keeping Australia’s ETFs relatively simple and straightforward. There are 50 ETFs currently trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) – the majority are based on the traditional ETF structure of a fund of physical stocks, in comparison to more complex ETF structures such as derivatives-based, leveraged and inverse