Serves the Commercial Small Fleet Market of 10 – 50 Vehicles

Ten Elements of Fleet Safety

August 9, 2007

Norwich Union’s Ten essential elements: Management policy 1. Assign a senior manager with specific responsibility for managing driving at work. 2. Implement a health & safety policy, which incorporates a driving at work policy. 3. Routinely record and act on the findings of risk assessments dealing with all aspects of driving at work, including driver safety, vehicle safety and journey planning. 4. Ensure that every incident involving any vehicle driven on behalf of the company is recorded, that collective information is regularly analysed, and action taken to reduce recurrence. Driver safety 5. Provide a driver's handbook that includes road safety guidance and sets out individual driver responsibilities, in support of the company's policies and procedures, i.e. what to do in the event of an incident. 6. Ensure that all employees driving on behalf of the company are initially vetted, inducted and regularly assessed, to establish that they are properly licenced, competent, suitably trained and medically fit to do so. Vehicle safety 7. Ensure that when choosing vehicles to be used on behalf of the company, that they are entirely suitable for their intended purpose and that utmost importance is placed on safety features. 8. Ensure that all vehicles used on behalf of the company are regularly inspected and strictly maintained using the manufacturer’s recommended service schedules (and if applicable, in accordance with operator license requirements). Journey planning 9. Check whether a road journey is really necessary – and encourage the use of alternative modes of communication/transport where this is practical. 10. Ensure that necessary journeys are scheduled to a realistic timetable and are planned taking into account the essential need for adequate rest periods.
Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Faq Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

E-85 is an abbreviation for a flex fuel that is a mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline or other hydrocarbon (HC).

Read more

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher