Safety is a priority for every company, but for fleet managers it should be the number one concern. In Australian workplaces, vehicle-related incidents are the main cause of death, with 80 workers killed while working in or around trucks every single year.
Encouraging and enabling all your employees to operate safely is critical, but it’s not always easy. There are deadlines to meet, customers to appease and stakeholders to keep happy. Yet safety is non-negotiable, and over the last few years governments have enacted legislation that makes it your duty to understand and mitigate risks. Compliance not only keeps drivers out of danger, but avoids hefty penalties that will damage your business reputation, possibly forever.