Commercial Vehicle Safety – Strategic Road Network

    In March 2023, National Highways are hosting a one-day national conference covering key issues commercial fleet operators should focus on to:

    • reduce collisions involving their drivers
    • save lives on the road

    Topics to be covered during the day include:

    • lessons learned from collision investigation
    • what to do if first on the scene of a collision
    • driver fatigue, distraction and impairment
    • mental health issues and how these can impact on drivers
    • commercial vehicle operator experiences of safety in practice

    Though the event is aimed at fleet managers, we encourage anyone who can influence commercial driver safety policy to attend. This includes health and safety and procurement managers.

    Nick Harris, Chief Executive of National Highways, said:

    “There is a shared responsibility for safety on our roads between National Highways, operators of commercial vehicles and, importantly, those responsible for the procurement of services involving the use of commercial vehicles.

    “This responsibility demands recognition of everyone’s health and safety obligations – driving is a high-risk activity, and that those risks are managed and minimized in the same way as onsite risks.

    “Like all health and safety duties, this responsibility extends beyond the industry’s own commercial vehicle operation – every operator should ensure its supply chain, contractors and suppliers are clear of its expectation that they operate safely and legally.”

    They will provide an agenda for the event in January 2023.

    Follow this link to book your place at the conference

    For more information contact conference organiser Nick Rawlings (07824 663659).

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