Agency drivers – new guidance

The Fleet Safety Forum, a division of Brake, has published new guidance for fleet managers on managing agency drivers.

The guidance, sponsored by Pertemps, provides advice on how to minimise the risks posed by using agency drivers.

Research has shown that agency drivers are more prone to be involved in collisions, and with 42% of UK companies using temporary staff as drivers, it is a key safety issue.

The new guidance covers effective partnership working with the driver agency, rigorous inductions on company safe driving policy and vehicle checks and subjecting agency drivers to the same spot checks, e.g. for drug and alcohol use, as company employed drivers. The guidance features a best practice case study of a fleet operator that has successfully mitigated the risks associated with agency drivers.

The guidance is free to Fleet Safety Forum subscribers or £5 for non-subscribers. Email admin@brake.org.uk.

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