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Industry Event

Driver Safety Theatre at The Health and Safety Event

Dates Location Cost (ex VAT)
Tue 25 Apr 2023 - Thu 27 Apr 2023 NEC Birmingham FREE Book now

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Driving for Better Business will present a Mock Prosecution at the Health and Safety Event

The DfBB Driver Safety Theatre will return at this year’s Health & Safety Event at the NEC from 25-27 April. Three days of packed content will feature 10 can’t-miss sessions including a Mock Prosecution of a driver safety manager, and panel discussions featuring experts and company managers on all the major driver safety topics.

Mock Prosecution

On a day that started out just like any other, Bob Adams, a van driver very similar to many of those that work for you, begins his day’s work schedule. Some very common examples of poor driver safety management align and result in a serious incident involving a cyclist – but was it the driver’s fault or what is the employers? With our partners at Keoghs, we examine what went wrong, why it went wrong, and what a subsequent investigation and prosecution could look like. More importantly, we look at what companies should be doing to avoid a similar scenario happening to them.

Other sessions include:

Incident Investigation

Where incidents involving your drivers do happen, it’s vital to learn from them, so policies and procedures can be tightened up where required. This presentation looks at best practice in incident investigation as well as the legal ramifications on Directors and senior managers of not learning from these incidents. This session will feature a professional incident investigator, a lawyer and a fleet operator that has used this approach to drive down incidents.

Leadership in Driver Safety

Why winning new work is going to become increasingly difficult, especially in the public sector, for companies that can’t prove they are managing driver safety to a high standard.

Drug Impairment

Drug driving among commercial vehicle drivers is one the fastest growing and most concerning challenges facing driver safety managers. This talk will look at the size of the problem, good practice on policy, screening and testing, as well as one employer’s startling story of implementing her own testing regime.

Driver Behaviour Change

Our speakers for this session are behavioural change experts in the field of driver safety and will talk us through the latest research on understanding the barriers to developing and sustaining a robust driver safety culture.

Best practice in collision reduction

Representatives from companies shortlisted for the Safety & Health Excellence Award for Driver Risk Management will discuss the challenges they’ve faced, how they’ve improved driver safety, and the fantastic results they’ve achieved.

There will also be sessions on driver wellbeing, driver distraction, and driver engagement.

All sessions will give the audience chance to question our experts and driver safety managers.

For full session details, visit https://www.drivingforbetterbusiness.com/driver-safety-zone-2023/

 

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