Seminar will promote safer business driving
The Nottinghamshire Road Safety Partnership* is organising a training event to help business of all sizes adopt driving practices that will reduce collisions, save lives and reduce operational costs.
The Nottinghamshire Driving for Better Business Seminar will be held on 16 June at Nottingham Trent University’s Nottingham Conference Centre. Its core aim is to encourage local companies to adopt or renew an occupational road risk policy as part of their overall health and safety policy in line with duty of care guidelines.
Steve Hunt, head of Nottingham City Council’s traffic and safety team, said: “Every day in the UK more than 150 vehicles being driven on company business crash. In fact, one in three road crashes involves a vehicle being driven for work. This results in injuries and deaths that could be avoidable if proper risk reduction practices were followed. It also adds a massive cost burden to the businesses involved.
“This seminar will showcase examples of how major businesses reduce collisions and contribute to the overall improvement of road safety, whilst at the same time reducing fleet costs and saving money.”
Driving for Better Business has been brought in to help organise and promote the seminar, which features professor David Crundall from Nottingham Trent University as the keynote speaker. Other business speakers include Andy Price from Zurich will speak about the insurance savings that can be made from adopting safe business driving procedures.
For more information or to book contact Neil Snow from Nottingham City Council’s road safety team.
*Nottinghamshire Road Safety Partnership
The Nottinghamshire Road Safety Partnership includes Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottinghamshire Police, Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Highways England and Public Health.