Brake’s Chief Executive Mary Williams explains how road deaths and pollution caused by vehicles used for work purposes can be prevented by governments and organisations taking responsibility and prioritising safe and healthy mobility.
Brake's policy positions on fleet safety
Reporting serious road incidents to RIDDOR
Brake believes companies should be required, by law, to report fatal or injury collisions to the Health and Safety Executive through RIDDOR (the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) and face prosecution and stiff penalties if poor safety management is found to be at fault. Such a move would provide a greater ability to monitor and track a specific organisation’s performance on road safety. Additionally, the very fact of a requirement to report such incidents would likely provide a boost in awareness and perceived importance of road safety for organisations.
At present, HSE have expressed no intentions to include such incidents within RIDDOR, due to the view that other existing protections are already in place:
"It has been the policy of successive Government's that we should not generally seek to enforce health and safety at work legislation where public and worker safety is adequately protected by more specific and detailed law enforced by another authority."
Global Fleet Champions provides:
- Free and low-cost events for anyone interested in safe and healthy mobility for fleets
- Resources to help you manage occupational road risk, whatever your budget, fleet size or vehicle type
- Tools to help you shout out for safety and sustainability where you work, or campaign for government action
- Prestigious awards programmes to celebrate the achievements of organisations and individuals across the world working to reduce crashes and prevent pollution caused by work vehicles
Global Fleet Champions is free to join. It’s a partnership initiative, overseen by academic and practitioner experts working in the field of occupational road risk and administered by Brake.