Safe driving comes with many benefits for a company: It prevents accidents, reduces absenteeism, lowers insurance premiums and increases the engagement of the workforce.
Implementing a safe driving policy in your company is always a good idea. If you haven’t done it yet, start today and keep the following guidelines in mind.
Top-level Management Support is Essential
When you decide to implement safe driving policies in your company, top-level management is essential. While the goal is to engage the entire organization, it must be clear that senior management believes in the initiative and supports it. As the ultimate source of authority within the company, they are decisive to cement any culture change.
Think of a Disciplinary System
Try to determine what would be the disciplinary consequences of preventable accidents. It’s a good idea to build into your system a form of progressive discipline to ensure that drivers don’t develop patterns of engaging in at-risk behaviors. Also, don’t forget to craft a document that clearly outlines what are the expected behaviors from employees.
Establish a Reward System
Rewards are as important as discipline when you implement a new policy in any organization. Safe driving helps the bottom line of your company. As such, it should be rewarded in some way and incorporated into the overall evaluation of job performance. As you do this, remember that reward programs that are easy to understand tend to work best, so keep it simple.
Finally, training is key to any safe driving policy. Make sure to provide continuous training to your employees, including refresher courses. This will allow them to stay up to date while nipping in the bud any at-risk behaviors. Quality safe driving training helps your team stay safe on the road, and also makes them feel appreciated, increasing engagement and reducing turnover.
At Certified Safe Driving we offer high-quality Safe Driving Courses Webinars that are engaging, straightforward and effective so your employees can acquire the skills they need to be more proactive about their safety.
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