Strategic Business Consultancy

Journey Risk Assessment

Overview

A successful journey is measured by the lack of any accidental loss or delay due to a vehicular event. Each journey/trip or trip type should be assessed for risk exposures. Controls should be identified that are commensurate and appropriate for the exposures identified. This review may be done periodically and geographically for an area determined to be a stable driving environment, e.g. low risk urban area, or it may be route specific, comprehensive and completed immediately prior to the trip. Point values should be assessed based on assessment of comparative risk for the operating environment. All journeys should be subject to management approval.

what we do

We provide training to the fleet management team as well as the drivers for:

  1. Safe driving practices should be actively encouraged at all times.
  2. Applying risk management principles to potential fatigue related driving risks.
  3. Taking of regular and adequate rest breaks during a long motor vehicle journey is of fundamental importance in avoiding driver fatigue.
  4. Calculating & adhering to the distance which can be reasonably covered during a day of driving will be governed by the type of vehicle that is used, the type of terrain involved, the road, weather and traffic conditions, the prevailing speed limits and the maximum time that should be spent driving
  5. How long an employee will have been on duty prior to commencing driving and of the duration of any work duties at the end of the journey
  6. The time at which the journey is to be undertaken, the duration of the journey and the distance to be covered. The timing of the journey should not interrupt normal sleep patterns wherever practicable & the avoidance of any unusual accident risks during the journey; (eg frost, fire, flood, storm, cyclone)