safety charity Brake is running a webinar for fleet and road safety
professionals on the risk of poor driver eyesight, and the importance of
combatting it in fleets.
The latest webinar, ‘Look
Sharp: Tackling Driver Eyesight in your Fleet’, is sponsored by Vision Express, and takes place on
Tuesday 4 April.
It is, says Brake, an opportunity to hear from experts on
the different aspects of eye health and the risk factors associated with
Francesca Marchetti, council member at the Association of Optometrists and the
Confederation, will outline the legal requirements of driver eyesight, and
present a cost/benefit analysis of regular driver vision screening. There will
also be a case study from a fleet operator who has successfully implemented
policies which incorporate the importance of eye health.
Zari’aat Masood, professional engagement
officer at Brake, said: “It is crucial that fleet operators are
aware of the importance of managing the risks associated with poor driver
eyesight. Road crashes involving a driver with poor vision are estimated to
cause 2,900 casualties, and cost £33 million, per year in the UK. We ensure
that our vehicles are fit for the road; it is vitally important that drivers
Omar Hassan, head of professional services at
Vision Express, said: “We have been tirelessly campaigning to
encourage motorists to have regular eye tests - to not only make UK roads safer
but so professional drivers can safeguard their livelihood too. The ‘Look
Sharp’ webinar provides the perfect opportunity for fleet and road safety
professionals to fully understand the benefits of keeping stringent eye health
The webinar will be delivered by Brake Professional,
Brake’s membership service for professionals working in the field of fleet
safety. Brake Professional shares training, tools, and guidance on global
fleet safety best practice with its members, as well as networking and
development opportunities. To register for the webinar email [email protected] or book online.