First three events:
- Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 9.30 – 3.30pm – The Belfry Hotel & Resort, Nottingham
- Thursday, 7 April 2016, 9.30 – 3.30pm – Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge, Surrey
- Thursday, 14 April 2016, 9.30 – 3.30pm – Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, Glasgow
WHAT is the real cost of a crash, how do you deal with drivers’ mindsets, how do you counter the distraction factors of modern technology.
FTA’s Van Excellence Operational Briefings provide companies with a unique opportunity to explore operational best practice across a range of key areas. Whether you are an existing Van Excellence member, or an operator keen to know where to begin, the Van Excellence briefings are designed to assist.
The Van Excellence Operational Briefings 2016 will examine the ramifications – often serious and sometimes catastrophic – of something going wrong, and will look at the strategies and processes operators could and should be putting in place to measure, manage and reduce the risk and impact of shortfalls.
This year’s Van Excellence Operational Briefings, cost £50 + VAT per delegate, will take a closer look at the way drivers’ actions can impact on how a fleet operation works, and will reflect on how planning and consideration can improve the way they work and the image of the van driver in the UK.
This year’s programme includes:
- Inspector Paul Talbot, Collision Investigation Unit at the Central Motorway Policing Group, will underline the risk and impact of crashes
- With ever-increasing in-cab technology, how do we ensure that drivers do not become distracted and focus on the task of driving? Dr Will Murray, Interactive Driving Systems, examines the situation with ever increasing in-cab technology such as mobile phones, sat navs, cameras, audible warning systems.
- The cost impact of something going wrong can be considerable – Andy Price, Practice Leader EMEA at Zurich Risk Engineering Europe, examines the implications. There’s a lot more cost to collisions than just fixing the damage to a vehicle! Andy will discuss the real cost of collisions and strategies to manage these costs.
- Understanding the psychology of drivers and how to manage them. Dr Shaun Helman, Head of Transport Psychology, Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) examines aspects including the risk profile of drivers through various age groups and the mind-set of why a driver would treat their van differently to their own car.
- Can you be sure that your van operation is prepared in the event of an incident? The opening session at this year’s briefings with Police Sgt Jon Butler, Collision Investigation Unit, Central Motorway Policing Group, will underline the risk and impact of crashes and the need to ensure you are prepared and compliant *
- The Van Excellence Code is the industry benchmark for all van operators but what are the challenges of meeting these industry standards? Alison Moriarty will inform delegates on the difficulties and pressures they have found when going through the Van Excellence accreditation process
- Embedding behaviours and attitudes into an organisation can be challenging. Tracey Fuller, customer engagement manager of Arval UK is a recognised expert at overcoming these challenges and will share her experiences working with various organisations to develop their road safety culture