Webinar | Defensive Driver Techniques and Fleet Management Best Practices
Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death and injury in the workplace. This impacts businesses with everything from an employee driving a private passenger vehicle for client functions to a large trucking fleet delivering products. Many people think that workplace safety only refers to what happens inside of the workplace, but the greatest threat to worker safety is actually on the road. Drivers face more distractions than ever, putting themselves and other drivers at risk, and leaving employers open to liability.
Companies should take a risk management approach to safe driving to help reduce the potential of claims from accidents involving company vehicles or personal vehicles being used to conduct company business. Providing effective safe driving training to all employees can have a huge impact on your commercial automobile premium, health and welfare expenses, and more.
This webinar will discuss how safe driving is more than being a good driver— it is about making safe decisions that can prevent collisions. The session will provide relevant safe driver strategies for employees as well as a review of fleet management best practices, including key technology that enhance driver safety.
By participating in this webinar you will be able to:
- Understand that collisions are preventable and recognize the benefits of having a workforce that is well-versed in defensive driving techniques.
- Identify important fleet safety management practices.
- Recognize how technologies can improve safety results by reducing accidents and providing key information designed to improve driver behaviors.
- Define defensive driving and assess driving techniques.
- Understand the leading causes of vehicle accidents.
- Review the three stages of a collision and understand the formula to prevent collisions.
- Review defensive driving techniques for various driving scenarios, including pre-trip planning, speed, safe following-distance, delayed acceleration, tips for turning, merging and passing, and maneuvering in parking lots.
- Assess your fleet management program for key elements.
- Review several technologies that can be incorporated into the overall fleet management plan.
The webinar will be by presented by RCM&D Risk Consultant, Paul O’Connor.
The webinar has been approved for 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and towards CPHRM renewal.