This subsection focuses on tackling the development and management of safe driving covering all aspects of driver qualifications, fitness to driver, training and development, assessment, reward and recognition, driver rules as well as driver and passenger security.
A driver is defined as: any member of staff who drives any vehicle for work purposes (includes staff whose primary task is driving and all other members of staff whilst driving for work purposes). Any vehicle includes vehicles owned, leased and rented by the organisation and private vehicles whilst being used for work purposes.
Safe driving is paramount when attempting to improve fleet safety. The actions of the individual behind the wheel of a vehicle have a direct influence on the rate and seriousness of incidents.