Safety Alert - Work on the Road

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In a recent 10 year period (2003 to 2012) vehicles were involved in two-thirds of worker fatalities, which included both traffic and non-traffic incidents (Safe Work Australia).  This is an alarming number and it really places a significant emphasis on the need to do everything possible to protect employees travelling and working on our roadways.  Ensuring that your vehicle fleet is being maintained adequately is a critical component to keeping employees safe on the roads.  A comprehensive fleet policy is another important way to influence safe driving behaviors.  Driver training can be one of the best ways to get started in preparing employees to encounter various hazards presented on the road.  There are a number of specialized training areas that include topics such as defensive driving and extreme weather driving.     (more…)

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