Road safety charity
Brake has published new guidance on ‘grey fleet’ management for fleet managers
and HR professionals, in collaboration with Ambit.
The guide, ‘Managing the Grey Fleet’ - employees
that drive their own cars on business trips - is being billed as “essential
reading” for all professionals with responsibility for managing the
complexities around running a ‘grey fleet’. The report is one of a series,
produced by Brake which aim to help fleet managers reduce their road risk.
The guidance report
outlines the risks involved with ‘grey fleets’, and includes an industry case
study. Practical advice on how companies can strive to eliminate road risk for
their employees is also presented through best practice guidance.
In addition, advice
laid out in the report focuses on why a comprehensive ‘grey fleet’ policy is
crucial in every organisation.
Moorlock, business development director at Brake, said: “Every organisation has a responsibility for
the safety of employees who drive their own vehicle for work. This essential
guidance report outlines ways in which organisations can make simple
improvements to manage their at work road risk; a crucial read for every
Spellar, commercial head at Ambit, which has developed the Ambit App for anyone responsible for workplace driving,
said: “Driving for work, particularly when it is in an
employee’s own vehicle, is often overlooked by organisations. By highlighting
the risks, responsibilities and actions that can be taken to reduce the risk,
this report helps support safer workplace driving for all road users.”
The guide is
available free of charge to all Brake Professional members through www.brakepro.org. Non-members can order the resources from
the Brake shop, or join Brake Professional from £50 + VAT per year online.