Firms add road safety to fleet driver training

Between 800 and 1,000 people a year are killed on the UK’s roads in work-related accidents, according to the latest figures published by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The society has said it has experienced a massive growth in interest in work-related road safety in the past year.
More and more responsible employers were now adopting a system of auditing, management training and risk assessment, followed by driver training where necessary, said Charles Davis, RoSPA head of driver and fleet solutions.

“The argument now seems to have been accepted that this is the biggest occupational safety problem the country is facing, and that fleet bosses have to do something about it,” he added.

The finding has come as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched a consultation on a new online ‘safety route map’ designed to reduce workplace transport deaths.

The public consultation exercise on the safety route map is being held until 22 September.

Health and Safety Executive

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