The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has announced the launch of a new driver risk management group, which the body hopes will be of benefit to companies up and down the UK in the years ahead.
Following the first meeting of the IAM's new Business Customer Advisory Group (BCAG), which took place last week (February 25th), fleet operators from across the country have highlighted what they believe to be the essentials of driver risk management.
Representatives from such varied fleet operators as E.ON to the London Borough of Newham came together in the inaugural session, with the BCAG now set to meet on a regular basis to give key insight into how businesses could better manage driver risk.
IAM commercial director Lesley Upham said: "Consultation with the BCAG will help us understand what we need to do to create a supportive and holistic environment for both employers and employees.
"We are keen to provide cost-effective and accessible training, through the channels people prefer using, that give drivers transferrable skills they can take from their professional lives to their personal ones. For businesses we aim to provide a high-quality service that offers options to deliver effective fleet management for businesses across the country."
Safer and more efficient driver activities should be the cornerstone of all effective fleet management regimes and the IAM now hopes to deliver industry best practice advice based on its BCAG findings in the near future.
Posted on 29th February 2016
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