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Dr Lisa Dorn

10 Habits of the Most Successful Fleet Safety Managers

  What’s the secret to maintaining a good driver safety record within your organisation? Research shows that the answer can be summed up in one word: Culture. — By “culture”, I mean the way in which safety is guided and managed in the workplace. Companies with a positive safety culture are characterised by a commitment […]

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Mawuli Ladzekpo

DriverMetrics announced as Brake Fleet Safety Awards Finalist

As reported today in both Fleet News and Fleet World, DriverMetrics® has been selected as a ‘Fleet Safety Product’ finalist in the 2016 Brake’s Fleet Safety Awards, recognising DriverMetrics’ contribution to improving the safety of at-work drivers. The awards are organised by Brake, a leading road safety charity that works with stakeholders across the UK to reduce […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

DriverMetrics® Approach to Reducing Driver Risk

The Causes of Road Risk It is well established that driver behaviour is the principal cause of crashes. Cranfield University research shows that the highest risk behaviours include aggression, thrill seeking, low hazard monitoring, ineffective coping strategies and susceptibility to fatigue. Identify Driving Risk The first step to reducing the risks associated with driving for […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

Fleet Driver Training: A New Horizon

We are entering a new horizon for fleet driver training spear-headed by research evidence and an industry that must manage fleet driver risk. Fleet driver training to develop vehicle-handling skills and an ability to negotiate safely through traffic is an “obvious” way of improving fleet driver safety isn’t it? Many training providers use this approach […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

How Organisations Can Manage Work Related Road Risk: Interview with Robert Gifford, PACTS – Fleet Safety Podcast #2

I recently interviewed Robert Gifford, Executive Director of  the UK Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)  for the Fleet Safety podcast. PACTS is a registered charity and an associate Parliamentary Group. Its charitable objective is “To protect human life through the promotion of transport safety for the public benefit”. Its aim is to advise and inform […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

Setting up a Driver Safety Program – Interview with Balfour Beatty PLC, Part 3

This is the third in a series of three interviews I conducted with James Burrows of Balfour Beatty PLC. In part three, James discusses selecting training interventions to reduce identified risks and geting senior management buy in to fleet safety programmes, as well as Balfour Beatty’s future plans in the area of driver safety. You can also listen […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

Setting up a Driver Safety Program – Interview with Balfour Beatty PLC, Part 2

This is the second in a series of three interviews I conducted with James Burrows of Balfour Beatty PLC. In part two, James discusses establishing a driver safety strategy and the first stage of the process:  assessing driver risk. You can also listen to the full interview on the Fleet Safety Podcast. Neil – Perhaps you could talk […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

Setting up a Driver Safety Program – Interview with Balfour Beatty PLC, Part 1

James Burrows of Balfour Beatty PLC was recently interviewed for the Fleet Safety Podcast. This post is the first in  a series of three that will outline some of the key advice and opinion that James provided in the audio interview. You can listen to the  interview here, as well as read the highlights in this series of posts. […]

Dr Lisa Dorn

Learn How Balfour Beatty PLC Implemented their Fleet Safety Programme – Fleet Safety Podcast #1

I recently interviewed James Burrows, Professional Services Manager at Balfour Beatty PLC for our new Fleet Safety podcast. Balfour Beatty are a major UK construction company, with over 50,000 employees worldwide and a committment to occupational safety, through their Zero Harm initiative. You can listen to the interview here (22m:30s) [powerpress] James set up Balfour […]

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