Why have a fleet policy?

By 1st November 2019Insights, Tips and Blogs

While established fleets may have a fleet policy in place (see here about getting your training accredited by IAM RoadSmart), newer or smaller fleets may be asking themselves why they’re necessary or how to begin writing one. Below are some of the reasons why fleet managers should consider a fleet policy for their at-work drivers:

  • Legal compliance

    As fleet vehicles are potentially dangerous, or an extension of the workplace itself, there’s a range of Health and Safety legislation that businesses must be compliant with in relation to fleets. Our standardised fleet policy can bring you up to full compliance with them all.

  • Detail commitments

    Having a fleet policy means that you can outline your commitment to drivers, the general public, environment and company property. A policy will help to achieve these commitments.

  • Incident procedures

    Outlining a desired course of action drivers should take after an incident will ensure consistency and safety when it’s needed most.

  • Help drivers adopt best practice

    By embedding high-driving standards into your policy, drivers will have the opportunity to develop their skills and become safer and more efficient on the road.

  • Routine vehicle checks

    A robust fleet policy will detail the driver’s responsibility when it comes to daily vehicle checks

  • Grey fleet management

    Ensuring your grey fleet is safe and fully compliant can also be managed with a fleet policy. Detailing the expectations around grey fleet mileage and preferred alternative transport can help to reduce grey fleet mileage which can be expensive and environmentally un-friendly.

Contact us today and we can provide you with a standardised Driving at Work Policy that covers all the key areas of responsibility to UK-based fleets. After a consultation with an account manager the policy can be tailored specifically to your fleet and business needs.

Peter Williams

Author Peter Williams

Marketing Executive at IAM RoadSmart

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