How does a company develop a motor vehicle health and safety policy?
All the information required is in the NZ Transport Agency publication 'Your Safe Driving Policy'.
Some of the key points are:
Identification of how the company uses its vehicles
Identification of how drivers use the vehicles
Analysis of the organisation's crash history
Determination of the cost of crashes to the organisation.
Some of the recommendations in a policy are:
Selecting vehicles with contemporary safety features
Maintaining company vehicles
Creating safer drivers - driver education programmes
Preventing driver fatigue
How to control speeding
Prohibiting drink and drug affected driving
Use of safety belts.
Other things to consider are:
Hiring (and disciplinary) procedures
Company "road rules"
Personal health education.
The 'Your Safe Driving Policy' publication also includes a sample safe driving policy.
Date Modified: Tuesday, 7 December 2010
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