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1 Driving for Work A Risky Business!!! 24 th February 2015 Deirdre Sinnott McFeat Senior Policy Inspector Work Related Vehicle Safety Program

2 Safety is a Mind-set Investment Right Privilege Cost Driving for work High Risk Organisation Legal Duties Individual Mitigate Risk

3 Work Related Vehicle Safety [WRVS] program Vehicle related injury trends and you A risky business!! Your legal duties What you need to do to prevent harm to you and those who work for you Risk management essentials Resources to help you My presentation

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5 Why? Protecting workers from harm Protecting service users Protecting other road users Protecting members of the public Preventing serious injuries Preventing asset damage Protecting businesses Keeping traffic moving Getting the job done Getting everyone home safe

6 Working together for common purpose Worker protection Injury prevention Safe systems of work Risk management Workplace inspection Construction regulations Dangerous goods transport Roads policing Road collision data collection Road collision investigation Road safety Vehicle type approval Vehicle road worthiness Driver training/ licensing Driver testing Vehicle inspection Work Related Vehicle Safety Program 2010 to 2014 Road Safety Strategy

7 Manage the risks which employees face and create for themselves and others, while using vehicles for work, within the framework which they should already have in place, for managing all other aspects of safety, health and welfare at work 7 Employer duty of care

8 Occupational Health & Safety Law Road Traffic Law Work Related Vehicle Safety Road Safety Law HEALTH AND SAFETY AUTHORITY

9 The Problem in the Workplace Between 2003 and 2014, almost half, of the almost 600 reported deaths arising from workplace accidents were vehicle related The activities most commonly associated with Vehicle related injuries: Manual handling Being struck by vehicles Slips, trips and falls The activities most commonly associated with vehicle related deaths: Driving for work Reversing and slow speed manoeuvres Coupling and uncoupling Vehicle maintenance and repairs Loading, unloading and load securing

10 At least 1/3 of all road collisions involve a vehicle used in a work related context Cars are overrepresented in road collisions. About ¾ of the total The next accident The Problem on the Road at work is likely to involve a vehicle Driving for work is a HIGH RISK work activity Those who drive for work are more likely to be involved in a road collision Risk Factors Driver behaviour Km Driven Time of day Day of week Total time on the road Type of road Road environment Vehicle Condition

11 Fatal Collisions

12 Minor Collisions 25612

13 Series of Collective Failures Pedestrian killed after being struck by van in Co Mayo 20 th October 2014 Woman killed in Cork road crash

14 The working environment

15 How many vehicles? Vehicle type? Car, Van, Jeep, Specialised Own or leased fleet? Grey Fleet? Condition? Used for what? Km driven? Collisions/ incidents/ near misses? Repair costs Replacement costs Company fleet profile Fleet fit for purpose? Who manages drivers? Where do the drivers go? How are the drivers behaving? Who is managing vehicle fleet? Who is managing grey fleet? Preventative Maintenance? Particular issues to address? Issues to manage Driving for Work Load Securing Journey Breakdown/emergency

16 Grey Fleet - What have you got?

17 Vehicles Fit for Purpose? Own, Leased or hired Data Cost Management and Control Robust policy Spot checks Journey Management Roadworthiness Insurance Vehicle criteria Age mileage Safety [EuroNCAP] Emissions Driver vetting Driver Authorisation Grey fleet [private vehicle used for work] Data Cost Management and Control Robust policy Spot checks Journey Management Roadworthiness Insurance Vehicle criteria Age mileage Safety [EuroNCAP] Emissions Driver risk vetting Driver Authorisation

18 JUST-IN-TIME MANAGEMENT

19 Driver Information, instruction and training Outline company policy Expected behaviours Duties and responsibilities Driving Vehicle pre-checks Defect reporting Emergency action in event of collision Emergency action in event of breakdown Urban Rural Dual carriageway/ Motorway Emergency action in event of fire Required PPE relative to working environment time of day

20 Driver Fit to Drive? Health Screening Health Risk factors for drivers Driver ergonomics Healthy eating Exercise Bullying Stress Fatigue Lifestyle Eyesight Obesity Sleep apnoea

21 Killer Behaviours Distraction Inappropriate speed

22 Killer Behaviours Fatigue Intoxicants Alcohol Illicit drugs Medication

23 Risk Management Essentials 1. Leadership Safety important 8. Journey planning & management 9. Incident reporting and investigation [costings] 2. Robust Policy 7. Vehicle Selection, Management & Use 10. Supervision, Monitoring, Assessment & Improvement 3. Risk Assessment 6. Employee Health & Well-being 4. Specific Risks 5. Driver Recruitment, Selection & Induction

24 DFW Risk Management Exemplars *ESB Gas Networks Ireland Coillte *Iron Mountain ABB Thorntons Recycling NVD South Coast Transport Sligo Haulage Matthews Coaches Thoroughly vetted Prepared Business case study Outlining return on investment Investing in risk management yields dividends Act as ambassadors for WRV risk management We need more!!!

25 Return on Investment Iron Mountain Vehicle incidents reduced by over 38% At blame incidents reduced by 60% Own damage costs down by over 22% third party claims reduced by 27% Note: average cost per incident 1600 Insurance premium reduced by 20%. Fuel efficiency improved by 12.40% A reduction of over 51,000 Kilo Grams CO2 On time customer service improved ESB Reduced costs for lost time Lower costs for damage repair. 1million in 2003 vs 650,000 in A substantial reduction in insurance costs ESB Commercial Fleet insurance costs in 2013 were 25% of costs of insurance in Less exposure to potential compensation claims and associated costs. 152 at fault collisions versus 67 in fewer compensation cases.

26 Return on Investment Sligo Haulage 8% reduction in annual fuel bill No lost time accidents at work 10% reduction in maintenance costs Reduced administration associated with damage, claims and absence ABB Ireland 50% sustained reduction in motor claims costs Reduction in cost of collisions Reduced administration costs associated with claims Reduced repair bills Improved resale value of fleet vehicles

27 Matthews Coaches 55% reduction in number of incidents 26% fall in overall insurance costs despite 21% rise in number of vehicles 157% increase in annual fuel bill savings (Fuel savings 2014 v 2011) 10% reduction in fuel consumption 66% reduction in windscreen replacements 32% longer brake life Return on Investment Matthews have made fuel savings worth 540,000 for an investment of 125,000 over the past six years, achieving a 26% reduction on fuel usage over that same six-year period. Between 2011 and 2014, the company has seen fuel consumption drop by 10% and their average fuel savings rise by 157% when the 2014 figure is compared to Fleet average fuel consumption in the coach industry is 33-35L/100km. Use of alcohol interlocks Matthews Coach Hire are the only transport company in Ireland to have alcohol interlocks installed, and every Matthews coach and support vehicle carries one of the devices. Alcohol interlocks are connected to a vehicle s ignition system and activated by the driver blowing into a tube. They will prevent a vehicle s engine starting if the driver s alcohol level exceeds a pre-set safety limit, essentially preventing the intention to drink drive.

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30 Key articles: 3 domains of interest 3 rd domain: safe driving for work

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