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Fleet and HSE Professionals Podcast Series - Episode 1
Welcome to our series of free podcasts where we offer advice on a number of work-related road safety issues featuring leading Traffic and Transport Psychologist, Professor Stephen Stradling. In each podcast Drive Smarter offers information both for safety professionals like you and for your employees.

Listen to the Driving To Work, For Work or At Work Podcast below:


In this podcast Professor Stephen Stradling talks to James Luckhurst of Drive Smarter about the risks associated with driving to work, driving for work and driving at work:

  • "Driving to work is likely to be a familiar daily commute. It may involve some unfamiliar routes, with different stresses and pressures. However, when you’re on a familiar commute to work, the tendency is to be on autopilot, so if anything out of the ordinary happens you can be less well prepared for it,” says Professor Stradling.

  • "Driving at work often involves the use of a specialised piece of machinery, with substantial initial training, close monitoring, regular updates and re-training. But think of this: most of the time we do none of these things for people routinely driving cars on our roads. And for most people, it’s a long time since they passed their tests, and bad habits may have crept in.

  • "We have talked to people attending speed awareness courses, people who initially thought they had nothing to learn. Most seem to appreciate that the occasion is actually the first time they have had the chance to reflect upon the way that they drive. I believe many more drivers would be grateful for that opportunity,” he concludes.

For HSE and Fleet Professionals:

  • Consider where your drivers are likely to be most at risk, and help them understand and reduce the risks they face.
  • Give all your people the opportunity to reflect on the way they drive.
  • Where individuals demonstrate any weaknesses, deficits or shortcomings, offer interventions that are appropriate and encouraging.

For Your Employees:

  • Have a think about your work journeys: identify where and when you might face – or pose - the greatest risk.
  • Talk to others about their driving experiences. Discuss your reaction to a recent risky situation.
  • Look for opportunities to freshen up your driving skills and knowledge.

 

 

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