Brake Report: Managing young drivers at work

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A new guidance report from Brake, the UK road safety charity is targeted at fleet managers and HR professionals who have younger employees who drive for work. 

Managing young at-work drivers’, produced in collaboration with fleet training and development specialist Fleetmaster, is essential reading for all professionals with responsibility for managing employees aged 17-24 who drive for work, and aims to help fleet managers reduce their road risk.

The guidance report outlines the main reasons why young drivers are at higher risk of being involved in a crash and recommends measures that organisations can put in place to reduce that risk. Practical advice on how companies can strive to eliminate road risk for their young employees is presented through best practice guidance alongside an industry case study.

In addition, advice laid out in the report focuses on why implementing key measures such as training in basic vehicle maintenance and monitoring of driver behaviour is crucial in every organisation. By giving practical advice and guidance on policy and procedures, the document is vital for any company hoping to reduce the risk for young employees that drive for work.

This essential new resource is available free of charge to all Brake Professional members, while non-members can order the resources from the Brake shop at https://shop.brake.org.uk/collections/fleets-and-employers-working-name/products/managing-young-at-work-drivers

Sarah Plumb, senior fleet officer at Brake, said: “Driving for work is associated with higher risk for drivers of any age but this risk increases significantly for those aged 17-24 years old. Employers need to be actively engaging with their young drivers and implementing robust measures to help reduce their risk of being involved in a crash.”

John Boocock, Training Director at Fleetmaster, added: “This guidance report is an excellent tool to help employers understand the risk young drivers impose on their business.“