Investigating and learning from road incidents involving drivers are placed under the spotlight in the latest Global Fleet Champions guidance.
Global Fleet Champions’ newest factsheet for fleet managers focuses on effective techniques for incident reporting and investigation, covering key areas that should inform a comprehensive fleet safety policy.
The resource discusses why investigations are essential, how to conduct an effective post-incident investigation, and how to create your own procedure to report and investigate road crashes.
It also highlights the importance of learning lessons from other industries, such as the aviation industry, which has been widely praised for creating a ‘no-blame’ culture in its investigations that encourages staff to be more forthcoming with information.
It is based on discussions from a webinar that was broadcast in September 2020, featuring input from experts across the road safety landscape.
Global Fleet Champions factsheets are for anyone who manages people who drive for work, regardless of budget, fleet size or vehicle type, and are designed to give managers short, simple advice on key road safety topics.
Scott Williams, head of programme delivery at Brake, the road safety charity, said: “If you don’t investigate a crash involving one of your drivers, you not only risk harming your organisation’s reputation – you miss the chance to learn from the incident and introduce measures to prevent future collisions. This factsheet is a valuable resource for anyone who manages at-work drivers.”