Health & Safety Event 2022

25-27 April 2023
NEC, Birmingham

Driver Safety Zone

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Driver Safety Zone

 

Driver Safety Zone

The Health & Safety Event is partnering with the National Highways Driving for Better Business campaign to deliver a unique feature for delegates in the form of our new Driver Safety Zone. This will share vital information and resources with safety professionals who have responsibility for work-related road risk.

Collaborating with a number of specialist partners, this zone will provide invaluable information and expert support to any safety professionals who are responsible for managing work-related road risk.

We will be sharing expertise, leadership and best practice in the management of driver safety.

What to expect at the Driver Safety Zone?

CPD Content

CPD Content

Three days of high-level content will look at the legal requirements of current legislation, what industry-recognised good practice looks like, how to improve safety culture in relation to driving for work, and what upcoming changes to official guidance will mean for businesses and their safety managers.

 

Suppliers

Suppliers

Speak to the delivery partners and organisations who are contributing to the improvement of work-related road safety and risk management. They will be onsite to share best practice, insight and guidance to you and your colleagues driving to work challenges.

 

Tools and guidance

Tools and guidance

Do any of your staff drive as part of their job? Start your driving for better business journey here and find out what you can do to improve the levels of compliance for all those who drive or ride for work. Access the tools and guidance to help you demonstrate leadership in the management and reduction of work-related road risk.

 

Driver Safety Theatre

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10:30
  1. Driver Safety Zone
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    Are you a Safety Manager new to managing driver safety? This session will get you up to speed so you can get maximum value from the rest of our presentations. What are the key areas of managing driver and vehicle risk and who is responsible?
11:30
  1. Driver Safety Zone
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre

    The growing number of vans on the nation’s roads means a growing number of new van drivers. What are the challenges they face, and what can employers do to ensure that van drivers – many of whom are young or inexperienced – remain safe on the roads?

12:30
  1. Driver Safety Zone
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    Confidence in your fleet safety profile comes from three things. Understanding everything you're responsible for, making sure everything is managed in line with industry best practices, and having a robust audit trail to prove everything was done correctly. Barrie will talk through the key things required to ensure everything is taken care of, and that your managers, your colleagues and your drivers can have confidence you're on top of the job.
13:30
  1. Driver Safety Zone
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    It's very easy to assume that driver safety is the responsibility of the driver however, when it all goes wrong, investigators will look up and down the full transport chain. We will look at how that responsibility is shared throughout the transport chain from the driver right up to the top of the company, even looking at clients and suppliers where their actions could have impacted on how the risk was managed.
14:30
  1. Driver Safety Zone
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    The old ways aren't always the best ways. They are just the way things have always been done and it's time to make a shift. It is not an easy one. We aren't just talking about technology and equipment, or conducting 'behavioural safety training. The Big Shift is about embracing human factors and optimising how we perform within the whole system and culture. It's about people and how we think and act, our mindset and attitude. We need to make sure you have an environment that is set up to support people to perform at their best, with the capacity to think differently, fail safely and learn fast.
10:30
  1. Driver Safety Zone
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    Gemma will discuss research on the distraction imposed on drivers by mobile phone use, which can help to explain both how and why driving performance deteriorates. Her talk will consider how this research can: ' Help those who drive for work, or employ drivers, understand specific issues with phone use ' Be used to create evidence-based education for use in the workplace ' Be best communicated to drivers in an attempt to achieve behaviour change
11:30
  1. Driver Safety Zone
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    Hazard perception testing has been part of the driver licensing procedure for 20 years, with considerable reductions in collisions attributed to its introduction. Despite this, hazard perception has yet to become a significant part of fleet drivers' continuous professional development. This talk will consider the barriers that have previously prevented hazard perception tests becoming more widespread within fleets, and how these issues can be overcome. Specifically, through the tailoring of training and assessment to the vehicles and roles of commercial drivers, we can create tools that are more relevant and acceptable to our target audience. Beyond hazard perception, similar tests can measure the level of risk that is acceptable to drivers, through our Amber Gambler and Tailgating tests. We demonstrate how these tests can be accessed online through our new EsituDrive platform, or delivered in classroom settings ' which even include the opportunity to view hazard perception clips in a more immersive environment via a virtual reality headset.
13:30
  1. Driver Safety Zone
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    Drivers that don't exhibit the correct behaviours can present a big risk, both in safety, reputation and financial terms but good drivers can be very effective brand ambassadors. It is imperative that you have a strong safety culture and that this is promoted throughout the whole company.
14:30
  1. Driver Safety Zone
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    Vehicle related incidents and collisions on private sites such as distribution centres, construction sites and haulage depots are common and can be extremely serious, leading to intrusive and public investigations and prosecutions. Chis will be looking in detail at common scenarios, consequences for both individuals and companies, and some of the solutions that are available to help minimise the risks.

Driving for Better Business

Driving for Better Business is a government-backed National Highways  programme to help employers in both the private and public sectors reduce work-related road risk, control the associated costs and improve compliance with current legislation and guidance.

It is free to access and contains useful online tools and resources to help you evaluate practices, strengthen culture, enhance performance and demonstrate leadership in the management of work-related road risk.

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