Fleet Risk Management

As with all other aspects of employee safety, fleet risk management systems, policies and procedures will help create a safe driving culture, as well as provide the basics for training, communication and accountability throughout the organisation. These systems, policies and procedures will require periodic review to remain current and effective.

Negative Positive
No, or uncoordinated safety management policies and procedures for work-related driving. Driving risks are included in Occupational Health and Safety Management and Committee Meetings.
No Driver Safety Handbook. Driving related policies and procedures are established.
No specific vehicle preventative maintenance management. Formal reviews take place periodically on driving-related safety policies and procedures.
Ineffective or no incident reporting procedures. Regular reports to the Board on safety matters, including driving risks.
No risk specific guidance, policies or procedures, such as Drug/Alcohol Policy, Mobile Phone Use.  

  • Establish driving-specific Safety Policies and Procedures, such as Mobile Phone Use, Fatigue Management, Drug/alcohol Policy etc.
  • Periodically review all driving related safety policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that driving safety is embedded within all other aspects of Occupational Health and Safety, such as committee meetings, reports to the Board, toolbox talks, safety communications to staff etc.
  • Provide staff who drive with a useful Driver Safety Handbook.