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Overcoming the barriers to fleet safety in Australia

By Will Murray, Richard S. Tay, Barry C. Watson and Cynthia C. Schonfeld


Improved fleet safety can enhance business effectiveness, road safety and occupational health and safety. This paper reviews several recent UK and Australian-based projects to identify a range of barriers to successful fleet safety. Ten such barriers are identified as: purpose of journey data, operational procedures and structures, senior management commitment, integration between fleet safety and OH&S, ‘claims -led’ procedures, crash investigations, standard definitions and conventions, reactive focus on injury prevention, inflexible attitudes to change and poor management. The main area for improvement in the research, the need for more rigorous evaluation incorporating a control group, is also identified

Topics: 150703 Road Transportation and Freight Services, 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, 150300 BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT, fleet safety, work related road safety, change management
Publisher: Conference Management Office, Monash University
Year: 2001
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