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Fleet Safety Programme Overview – An Innovative Approach to Improving Occupational Road Safety in NZ



Sandra Nelson

Sandra Nelson
Accident Compensation Corporation
18 Sale Street, Auckland, New Zealand

(P03, Wednesday 26, Civic Room 1, 12.00)



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    Fleet Safety Programme Overview – An Innovative Approach to Improving Occupational Road Safety in NZ Fleet Safety Programme Overview – An Innovative Approach to Improving Occupational Road Safety in NZ Presentation Transcript

    • Fleet Safety Programme Overview
    • Introducing Fleet Safety
    • What is the Fleet Safety Programme?
      • Positive and proactive injury prevention programme targeting work related road use
          • Four government agencies working to make our roads safer
          • Uses technology and data to identify organisations that can best benefit from our help to improve fleet safety
          • Tailored interventions for those organisations with highest risk of road crashes
          • Best practice Fleet Safety information available via website fleetsafety.govt.nz
    • Who is involved in Fleet Safety?
      • Four government agencies are working together to deliver the programme as part of Safer Journeys strategy
          • New Zealand Transport Agency
          • Department of Labour
          • ACC
          • Police
    • Why do we need the programme?
      • The injury and death toll for work related road crashes is too high
      • On average, 31 New Zealanders die in work-related road crashes each year and many more are injured
      • Internationally, it is estimated work related incidents make up 25% of the road toll
      • 18,000 fleets of 5 or more vehicles
      • 12,500 fleets of 10 or more vehicles
    • Who is covered by the programme?
      • Fleet Safety covers any person who drives as part of their job
      • All vehicle types – cars, vans, light commercial and trucks
      • Organisational fleets of five vehicles or more
      • Fleet managers and business owners are responsible for work road safety under Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Act 2002
    • Road safety and HSE Act 2002
      • The 2002 amendment to HSE Act made it clear that people who are mobile at work are covered by the Act
      • Drivers’ personal behaviours covered as potential work hazards and sources of harm
      • Act covers employees in their own
      • or rented vehicles not just work vehicles
      • Identifies that certain behaviour
      • may create a hazard
    • How Fleet Safety works
    • How does the programme work?
      • Fleet Safety follows three key steps
      • Collect data and analyse to produce crash risk score
      • Alert companies to their crash risk and point to website for self help
      • Offer tailored assistance to improve safety to companies at highest risk
    • Step 1 – collect data
      • Initial data is provided by NZ Police and New Zealand Transport Agency
      • NZTA data includes:
      • Warrant and Certificate of fitness failure rates
      • Vehicle kilometres travelled
      • Driver hours
      • Infringement data includes:
      • Alcohol and drug impairment
      • Dangerous driving
      • Speed
      • Restraints
      • Fatigue
      • Crash data
      • Research showed that companies had little understanding of their crash risk and their responsibilities to manage on road health and safety
      • Letter sent to companies that have amber or red risk ratings or that have a vehicle involved in serious traffic incident
      • Provided log on details to access their fleet data in secure section of
      • fleetsafety.govt.nz
      • Prompted to use the tools and resources
      • on website to improve their health and
      • safety practices
      Step 2 – alert companies
    • Step 3 – offer tailored assistance
      • For those companies at highest risk, staff from the partner agencies can come and assist to help improve fleet safety
      • One or more of the agencies proactively working face to face with company
      • Range of interventions and tools to help improve safety performance
      • Regular review and continued involvement
      • as crash risk improves to acceptable level
    • Benefits of Fleet Safety
    • For companies
      • Fleet managers getting the information they need to manage their risk
      • Alerted to their risk rating proactively
      • Can access data about their fleet previously not available
      • Range of resources and tools available in one place to make change if needed
      • Tailored help from agencies if needed
      • Improved fleet safety benefits the
      • bottom line
    • For partner agencies
      • Targeting resources to help those most at risk
      • Sharing data more effectively than ever before – working from evidence base
      • Working collaboratively to match best resources and skill sets to those who need it most
      • Improved safety through safer drivers and safer vehicles
    • What next?
    • Phased roll out
      • The Fleet Safety programme will be rolled out district by district
      • Starting with Waikato and Bay of Plenty in January 2012
    • Questions?