Road safety charity Brake has revealed the first year of events for its new Global Fleet Champions campaign.
Organisations that sign up as fleet champions in 2019 will be able to add road safety webinars, seminars, awards and a conference to their calendars.
These events will share guidance on global fleet safety best practice as well as providing networking and development opportunities and tools to help fleets manage occupational road risk. All events are free or low-cost to attend.
The Global Fleet Champions campaign encourages all organisations that employ people who drive to help work towards a world where no-one dies in road crashes.
The first webinar of the year, scheduled for 26 February, will focus on crisis management after a fatal or serious road crash.
Global Fleet Champions has also launched a new ‘Essentials of Fleet Safety’ series of webinars to introduce first principles of road safety to fleet managers.
In 2019, Essentials of Fleet Safety webinars will cover: Driver behaviour; Community outreach; Incident analysis and intervention; Journey routing and modal choice; and Vehicle procurement and maintenance.
Brake’s annual UK Fleet Safety Conference will take place on 22 May in the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre in Birmingham, UK.
The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Simply the best – prioritising fleet safety’ and delegates will benefit from presentations and breakout sessions sharing best practice advice and guidance.
On Thursday 19 September, the achievements of organisations working to reduce road crashes involving at-work drivers will be recognised at the UK Fleet Safety Awards and the Australasia Fleet Safety Awards.
Brake will also host its first-ever Global Fleet Champions Awards, which will celebrate best practice safety and sustainability standards in fleets anywhere on the globe.
This includes in low- and middle-income nations where occupational road risk management is evolving slowly and is in urgent need of promoting and encouraging.
Awards will be given across five categories that reflect the five pillars of the Global Fleet Champions campaign and will be issued throughout the year at ceremonies in the nation in which each award-winner is based.