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Road Safety at Work: Online Course for Managers

EASST Academy
Course summary
Length: 4 hours
Price: 41.63 GBP excl. VAT
Language: English
Location: Distance
Next available date: Start anytime - Distance - Distance

Course description

This online fleet management training course, led by world-leading industry experts, will give you the skills to deliver and sustain a robust road safety management strategy in your workplace. 

Organisations that adopt a thorough approach to fleet safety can benefit from reduced insurance, less damage to vehicles and goods, better staff retention and significant reduction in working time lost through road traffic collisions.

By the end of the Road Safety at Work: Online Course for Managers you will be able to:

  • Evaluate road risks and set new targets for fleet safety in your company
  • Manage and assess driver behaviour
  • Ensure the safety of fleet vehicles
  • Identify necessary driver training and devise a programme
  • Interpret financial data
  • Understand how poor road safety affects profitability and reputation
  • Make a business case for road safety in your company

EASST Academy is accessible online 24/7, is affordable and has no geographical boundaries. Through a series of 10 video lectures, quizzes and reading materials, Road Safety at Work uses real-life examples and case studies to give those who manage road safety at work the competencies and skills they need to safely manage a fleet of vehicles.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Anyone with the responsibility for occupational road risk management including training, supervising and monitoring drivers:

  • Fleet and Compliance managers
  • Transport, Occupational Health and Safety professionals
  • Managers of all levels with an interest in workplace safety
  • Employees or drivers looking to broaden their skills and enhance their CV

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive an accredited Road Safety at Work: Online Course for Managers certificate of completion from Cranfield University, IRU Academy and EASST.

Training Course Content

As well as strengthening your logistical know-how, the Road Safety at Work: Online Course for Managers will help you develop the necessary leadership skills to communicate and implement your fleet management strategy effectively; whether it’s presenting a case for more investment to senior management, rolling out a new training programme or appointing key personnel.


Module 1: Making the Case For Fleet Safety Management

All companies care about their financial results, but how does this balance with road risk and the need for safety? We explore the ‘non-human’ case for a tight fleet safety strategy, including reputation, penalties and ‘corporate manslaughter’.

Instructor : Adrian Walsh, Director, RoadSafe UK 

Module 2: Main Elements of Fleet Safety Management

Here we examine the importance of driver records and vehicle safety checks. Examples of best practice in fleet management show effective ways to monitor and assess your progress.

Instructor : Andrew Kemp, Occupational Road Risk Manager, 

Module 3: The Fleet Safety Manager

There’s an important job to be done, but whose job is it? We look at the allocation of responsibility in different sized companies; key personnel, staff training and rewarding success.

Instructor : Alison Moriarty, Fleet Risk and Compliance Manager, Skanska 

Module 4: Financial Management - Monitoring costs and keeping records

Data is only useful if you know how to use it. Learn the best ways to regularly monitor and review data to help you track costs and assess your fleet management progress.

Instructor : Andrew Price, Regional Practice Leader - Motor Fleet, Zurich

Module 5: Driver Behaviour and Effective Driver Management

Your drivers have an important job to do - as do you. Managing your drivers involves a variety of skills from recruiting good people to ensuring that they are properly trained and monitored through driver tracking or telematics.

Instructor : Dr Lisa Dorn, Associate Professor of Driver Behaviour, Cranfield University

Module 6: Vehicle Fleet Management

Regardless of your size of fleet, regular safety checks are paramount. We look at what you need to do ensure that every vehicle in your fleet is safe, how to keep maintenance schedules and the importance of new vehicle purchase.

Instructor 1: Derek Rose, Senior Training Instructor, Freight Transport Association
Instructor 2: David Ward, Secretary General, Global NCAP

Module 7: Managing the Work Environment

What steps you can take to alleviate the pressure put on drivers? We look at the importance of realistic timetabling for drivers, managing workloads and journey planning. We’ll also cover the importance and benefits of eco-driving.

Instructor : Dr Mark Sullman, Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University

Module 8: Monitoring and Evaluation

Here we discuss why mistakes on the road – however seemingly inconsequential – should never be ignored. We’ll also explore why understanding a mistake can flag up road risks and help us improve.

Instructor : Dr Mark Sullman, Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University 

Module 9: Corporate Standards - Being a Leader in Fleet Safety

A rare opportunity to hear interviews from two industry leaders on the benefits of proper fleet safety management in terms of profitability, productivity and reputation.

Instructor 1: Bernd Marx, General Manager, Group Road Safety, ShellInstructor 2: Darren Lindsey, Head of Government & Public Affairs, Michelin

Module 10: Development of a Fleet Management Action Plan

You’re now bursting with knowledge and raring to put it to the test. This last lecture helps you put what you’ve learned into practice as you devise a fleet management action plan for your company - and yourself.

Instructor : Dr Lisa Dorn, Associate Professor of Driver Behaviour, Cranfield University

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EASST Academy

An educational collaboration between the world’s largest network of transport training institutes EASST Academy is part of the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST), an independent UK-registered charity with the aim of making road travel safer, greener and more...

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Gela Kvashilava   |   15/06/2017
This course persuaded me that road safety policy could be implemented even in medium and small sized companies. Not only in the UK, but in countries like Georgia where it can also make economic sense.
Ian Procter   |   15/06/2017
This is an excellent enterprise. It is highly relevant, the learning is transferable, your partners are top draw, it is accessible and importantly it is accredited!
Tatiana Mihailova   |   15/06/2017
This online course opened new horizons for our organization, demonstrating that good fleet safety management system can reduce road risk and save your business a lot of money.