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New guidance on monitoring driver mental welfare

New guidance on monitoring driver mental welfare

New guidelines on how fleet managers and HR departments can monitor their drivers’ mental wellbeing have been published by road safety charity Brake.

The report, ‘Positive mental attitudes: monitoring driver behaviour’ has been produced in partnership with Teletrac Navman and discusses how fleets can effectively improve driver attitudes and reduce road risk.

The report highlights the need for employers to remain aware of driver attitudes and to create a work culture that values people and their wellbeing. Contributors to the report include prominent fleet industry experts and academics, and uses industry case studies to substantiate the information.

Speaking about the new guidelines, Sarah Plumb, Brake’s senior fleet officer stated: “Poor attitudes and a negative state of mind can have a detrimental effect on driver safety.”

She explained that even though people are beginning to talk about these issues, more should be done.

Plumb continued: “Organisations have a responsibility to ensure their drivers are both physically and mentally fit to drive and effective holistic approaches need to be introduced to achieve this.”

In your experience, is this a subject that is being addressed within the industry? Or do we still have a long way to go?

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