LEASING company Alphabet is hosting a conference to assist fleet professionals on managing the consequences of a road crash or other sudden, violent vehicle-related event.
The seminar will be organised by Brake and is open to all fleet managers and HR professionals.
It will take place on Tuesday, March 03, 2020, at Alphabet’s UK headquarters in Farnborough, Hampshire.
The event is free to attend: fleet professionals can find out more and register here.
Topics covered in the one-day seminar include:
practical and procedural issues following a sudden death or serious injury;
possible commercial and legal implications for your organisation;
how to look after the welfare of all those involved in and affected by the incident;
the roles and responsibilities of professionals who work with bereaved and injured people;
what you can do to support affected personnel, and the limitations of your support;
what you should communicate to other members of staff; and
how to create a crisis response team.
It is being delivered as part of the Global Fleet Champions campaign to prevent crashes and improve air quality resulting from vehicles used for work or business purposes.
David Jones, communications manager at Alphabet, said:
“Driving is often the most dangerous thing people do at work as it puts them at risk of a fatal or serious road crash. Such collisions can have significant financial, legal and reputational consequences for fleet organisations and managers alike. It is vital that employers are prepared for all scenarios and are aware of the need to respond to these incidents in an effective, timely and compassionate manner.
“However well-informed you might be, it’s a rapidly changing area – so it’s vitally important to stay up–to-date.
“Organisations can never completely eliminate risk, but by preparing well and making sure you have robust, developed procedures in place, you can minimise your risks and ensure that should the worst happen the business responds in the correct way.”