24 February 2021
10am - 12.30pm GMT
Run in conjunction with DAC Beachcroft
This is a paid event. Registration costs £30.
Driving is one of the most dangerous activities you ask your employees to do. The impact of a fatal or serious road crash involving one of your vehicles – on your organisation, employees and the victims – cannot be understated. Good crisis management after a crash can help reduce the trauma experienced by employees and victims, and limit damage to your organisation. This seminar will help you understand how to respond to serious road crashes in an effective, timely and compassionate manner.
This training course for fleet and HR managers is about how an organisation can provide support after a road crash or other sudden, violent event. The training covers:
- How fleet managers should approach crisis management
- What an effective crisis management strategy should include
- What complications can arise following a road crash
- The role of your criminal defence and transport regulatory solicitors
- The involvement of the enforcement authorities
- Safeguarding staff and caring for others
- How to plan and write a Crisis Management Policy and the importance of stress-testing your policy.
Charlotte Le Maire (Partner, Regulatory | Head of Criminal Motor Defence, DAC Beachcroft)
Charlotte leads the national Criminal Motor Defence team at DAC Beachcroft, which is part of a specialist national team of lawyers providing criminal representation. Charlotte defends the most serious of fatal cases involving charges of causing death by careless and death by dangerous driving. She has substantial experience and regularly represents drivers at PACE interview and Inquest hearings. Charlotte also has experience of representing individuals and companies in relation to health and safety offences.
Stephen Sadler (Solicitor, Transport Regulatory Team, DAC Beachcroft)
Stephen works within the Regulatory group advising Corporate and Public Sector clients on health and safety and environmental compliance and risk issues. This includes responding to regulatory investigations and prosecutions by bodies such as the Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive and Local Authorities.
Stephen acts for Corporate Clients and Insured Companies in relation to a variety of different incidents. He has experience of dealing with machinery based health and safety prosecutions, prosecutions for waste offences and road traffic prosecutions. He has also dealt with Public Inquiries conducted by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner and animal welfare matters.
Andrew Drewary FCILT (Road Safety Consultant, Road Safety Smart)
A multi award winning road safety specialist who has managed investigation and analysis process for over 40,000 road traffic collisions over the last 20 years. The information analysed from these collisions has enabled him to provide bespoke, innovative and inter-active road safety solutions to fleet operators and individuals.
With direct engagement, education and re-education of employers and employees, he has been able to provide substantial savings for customers by implementing pro-active risk prevention through improved driver health and well-being and managing robust work-related road risk policies, thereby reducing their exposure to collisions and road fatalities.
Mike Colborne (Health & Safety Advisor, Tarmac Cement & Lime)
Mike has over 25 years’ experience within the fleet and logistics industry having worked within waste, general haulage, warehousing and multi-drop delivery sectors specialising in health, safety, fleet compliance and crisis management. His current role involves looking after a fleet of around 250 vehicles, however, he has previously been responsible for overseeing the running of a single fleet with over 800 vehicles.
He is currently Health and Safety Advisor for Tarmac Cement and Lime. They are one of the UKs most forward thinking and proactive fleet operators when it comes to road safety and are a FORS Gold operator. Mike is a FORS practitioner and Collision Investigator Champion.