Developing and implementing fleet safety interventions to reduce harm: Where to from here?

Davey, Jeremy D., Freeman, James E., Wishart, Darren E., & Rowland, Bevan D. (2008) Developing and implementing fleet safety interventions to reduce harm: Where to from here? In International Symposium on Safety Science and Technology, 24-27 September 2008, Beijing, China.


Despite an increasing level of research being directed towards implementing fleet safety interventions, questions remain regarding the most appropriate methods to develop and implement effective driving safety initiatives within large organisations. This paper reviews current vehicle fleet safety research, focusing on the development, application and integration of research based fleet safety programs. The paper also highlights the major factors that influence fleet safety intervention development and implementation e.g., time, management commitment. The importance of undertaking a baseline measurement approach along with, accurately measuring driving behaviour and the corresponding impact of an organisation’s safety climate on employees are discussed. Finally, this research paper also outlines the rationale and methodology for the development of behavioural-based fleet safety programs utilising a case study approach. Specific CARRS-Q intervention strategies that aim to target unsafe high risk practices are discussed along with the implementation of a multi-dimensional best practice model to improve fleet safety.

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ID Code: 15082
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: fleet, safety, interventions, work, related crashes
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:05

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