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Brake launches support service for fleets

Wednesday 24th October 2012

Brake, the road safety charity, has launched an initiative to provide fleet managers and health and safety professionals with advice and guidance on the safety of their fleets. 

The free of charge ‘Ask Brake’ service will provide hints and tips which have worked for other organisations, and links to breaking research and initiatives being trialled across the globe. The new service is sponsored by the fleet management and incident prevention company FMG.

Roz Cumming, development manager at Brake, said: “Managing your organisation’s road risk is a fundamental part of being a responsible and ethical business, ensuring staff have the greatest chance of staying safe on the roads. 

“Ask Brake will provide another channel through which Brake can support fleet managers and health and safety professionals, utilising our considerable experience to share best practice and help to reduce the number of devastating crashes which take place involving at-work drivers.”

Paul Holmes, strategic account director for risk at FMG, said: “FMG specialises in fleet management and incident prevention, so we’re perfectly placed to work alongside Brake on this initiative.

“Driving safely matters to a business on so many levels, not least to ensure the welfare of employees and other road users. Safer driving can also assist in reducing the cost of any fleet operation and given the current economic climate this is a major consideration for many businesses today.

“Under the ‘Ask Brake’ service, we’ll use our extensive knowledge of business driving and fleet management to support Brake and promote the road safety message.”

Visit the Brake website for more information.



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"utilising our considerable experience"

What experience is that? Brake's staff are all in their 20s, non-drivers with little or no knowledge of road or fleet safety.

The idea is decent in theory, but it needs proper industry experts.
Alan, Derbyshire

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