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Larger firms more likely to use road-risk measures

Larger firms more likely to use road-risk measures

Tuesday, 8 December, 2020

Larger businesses are much more likely to employ road-risk management measures for their staff while driving at work, research from Arval Mobility Observatory shows.

When asked whether they monitored driver behaviour, two thirds (66%) of  companies with more than 1,000 employees and 69% of those with 100-999 employees said yes. Half (50%) of those with 10-99 also confirmed they do, yet for the smallest of companies – those employing fewer than 10 people – 22% monitored driver behaviour.

Similar patterns emerged when employers were responding to confirm whether they were using a range of risk management measures, on-road training, communications programmes and classroom training to reduce road risk of drivers at work.

Shaun Sadlier, head of Arval Mobility Observatory in the UK, said: “Risk management is a key priority for employers who provide vehicles for their employees. This is one of the most important areas of the research undertaken for Arval Mobility Observatory Barometer.

“The degree of difference between smaller and larger organisations stands out when it comes to the adoption of risk management measures and it’s almost certainly an issue of resources. A large organisation will tend to have company-wide risk assessment arrangements in place that cover all their activities in depth, that takes both time and money to set up.

“Our research indicates that if you are working for a larger organisation, you are several times more likely to employ ongoing risk management support in terms of training, information and risk assessments. These businesses are effectively three times more likely to be monitoring drivers in order to manage their risk.

Across risk assessment measures, communication programmes and on-road training initiatives, well over  half of companies with 100 employees or more said they had measures in place. In comparison, 36% of companies with 10 employees or less carried out risk assesments, and  fewer reported carrying out communications programmes, on-road or classroom training measures. 

Shaun added: “What’s needed to support smaller businesses are more services and practical help, such as telematics usage, to enable more  smaller businesses to raise their safety to comparable standards to their larger counterparts. This is a task in which the entire fleet industry needs to play a part.”

To download a full copy of the Arval Mobility Observatory Fleet Barometer 2020 visit arval.co.uk/amo-insight.

 

Do you monitor driver behaviour ?

Total %

10 employees or fewer

10-99 employees

100-999 employees

More than 1,000 employees

49

22

50

69

66

 

Which measures have you set up to minimise the road risk of your drivers?

 

Total %

10 employees or fewer

10-99 employees

100-999 employees

More than 1,000 employees

Risk assesment

62

36

65

78

78

Communication programme

41

12

41

60

 

On-road training

38

15

32

57

56

Classroom Training

33

16

34

44

48

 

Download a full copy of the Arval Mobility Observatory Fleet Barometer 2020.

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