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Overcoming the barriers to fleet safety in Australia

Murray, Will, Tay, Richard S., Watson, Barry C., & Schonfeld, Cynthia C. (2001) Overcoming the barriers to fleet safety in Australia. In 2001 Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 18-20 November 2001, Melbourne, Victoria.

Abstract

Improved fleet safety can enhance business effectiveness, road safety and occupational health and safety. This paper reviews several recent UK and Australian-based projects to identify a range of barriers to successful fleet safety. Ten such barriers are identified as: purpose of journey data, operational procedures and structures, senior management commitment, integration between fleet safety and OH&S, ‘claims -led’ procedures, crash investigations, standard definitions and conventions, reactive focus on injury prevention, inflexible attitudes to change and poor management. The main area for improvement in the research, the need for more rigorous evaluation incorporating a control group, is also identified.

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ID Code: 9739
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the conference’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
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Keywords: fleet safety, work related road safety, change management
ISBN: 0732621909
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)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 25 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2009 10:57

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