Are you responsible for running a fleet of cars or vans?
Would you like to save money?
Would you like to protect yourself and your business against ever changing laws surrounding fleet management?
Would you like to reduce the administration involved in the running of your fleet?
Saving your business money
Are your drivers using your vehicles in the most fuel efficient way? It’s realistic to expect the average driver to be able to use between 10-30% less fuel just by changing a couple of simple aspects of their driving. Imagine the difference a minimum of a 10% saving on your fleet running costs could make to your business. It doesn’t stop there. These changes also lead to consumable items, such as brakes and tyres lasting considerably longer. Your drivers taking more care over their driving can have long terms effects too. Resale values/off hiring costs can also be positively affected by the driver taking more care. Not to mention your company image.
Can you think of a reason you wouldn’t like to save money by fleet training?
Protection for your business, its directors and senior managers
How would your business cope with a fatality among it’s drivers? What if one of your drivers seriously injured or killed someone else? It’s easy to think ‘this wont happen to us’. The reality? 1 in 3 accidents in the UK involve someone who is driving for work. During 2012 over 8000 people were killed or seriously injured while driving for work. Since the introduction of The Corporate Manslaughter & Homicide Act 2007, it is easier for a company to be prosecuted in the event of a death of an employee or a death caused by an employee. If found guilty, companies can be issued with a significant fine (which is unlimited) as well as given a publicity order. Directors can he held personally liable – worst case directors could find themselves facing a prison sentence. Fleet training can help reduce the risk.
Ask yourself if you are doing enough to protect your business?
Reduced administration for your business
Do you feel that constant changes in legislation are hard to keep up with? You’ll be aware that keeping a record of everything from how often your drivers check their vehicles and when you last checked their driving licences can be a headache. Let us take away that burden by managing it on your behalf.
The risk to your business
Driving is the most dangerous work activity that most people do. A massive 150 people are killed every week while using the road for work purposes.
In HSE’s guidelines ‘Driving for Work’, it states that “health and safety law applies to on the road work activities as to all work activities and the risks should be effectively managed within a health and safety system”.
Employers must assess the risks involved in their employees’ use of the road while at work. They must also ensure they take reasonable steps to manage those risks. Simply passing responsibility onto the driver is not an option.
As a fleet training provider we can help. To discuss your company’s exact requirements please Contact us today!