September 26, 2017

Fleet Drivers Safety Audit

Fleet Drivers Safety Audit

The recent introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter Bill produced a flurry of enquiries about what is necessary to avoid prosecution. We are confident that any fleet is ‘safe’ if the majority of the items below are established within a company culture.
Starting point 10 questions to answer.
(Answer the bold questions first then return to the detail or use the detail to help understand the questions)
Yes No Not Sure
1. Do you have an occupational road risk policy?
Is it comprehensive?
Has it clear objectives?
Is there a commitment to improving driver safety importance
Is there a time line?
2. Have you done any form of risk assessment?
Has it been reviewed?
Does it include all staff ie management and employee?
Is the risk assessment in line with your safety health and environmental management (SHEM)?
3. Do you legally comply with the road traffic act?
Plus all relevant corporate and regulatory requirements?
4. Is their an organised leadership towards a road safety culture?
Do you have the ability for cooperation communication and the crossflow of information across all departments with responsibilities for SHEM
5. Do you have a mobility and journey management?
Does your company optimise work schedules and travel arrangements?
Do you encourage compliance with speed limits
Do you follow working time regulations
Do you help employee’s comply with road safety law
Is driving avoided when falling asleep at the wheel is most likely
6. Do you have a driver recruitment selection and induction policy?
Does it cover? –
Policy
Equipment familiarisation
Collision reporting
Fuel reporting
Emergency procedures
Vehicle checking and maintenance
Protecting brand reputation
7. Do you have driver monitoring assessment and improvement?
Are driver records kept and updated
Does this include medical/health information
Do you check driving licenses and how often
Is there training records
Does each driver have a collision history
Do you monitor their fuel efficiency
8. Is there consideration towards the drivers well being?
Do you have a well being programme
Is it for new and existing staff
Does it include health, stress and fatigue?
Drugs and Alcohol
Mobile phones
9. Do you have a vehicle selection policy?
Including allocation and replacement policy
Vehicle construction
Driver and vehicle safety
Fuel efficiency
Environmental performance standards
10. Have you identified specific risks?
Such as reversing
Fraud & Theft
Employees driving own vehicles