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Applied Driving Techniques introduces lone worker safety solution

July 31, 2014



Applied Driving Techniques (ADT), the leading provider of fleet compliance and risk management solutions, has launched a lone worker safety offering to help assess, mitigate and manage the threats and hazards facing remote and vulnerable employees. It will include a range of solutions across all auditing and analysis, risk management and training requirements to ensure vehicle operators are meeting their legal and Duty of Care obligations.

A variety of solutions will be available to meet the individual needs of directors, managers and lone workers as a standalone service or as part of a wider driver and fleet management proposition. In particular, a fully-managed, end-to-end solution will design, implement and manage an effective lone worker strategy on behalf of customers. This will not only include a best practice audit, but also create tailored lone worker policy and management procedures as well as deliver the necessary risk mitigation, intervention and training.

The audit will review how lone worker safety is managed and recommend the necessary improvements needed to ensure a fully compliant solution is in place. This extensive appraisal will cover the effectiveness and suitability of lone worker identification, employee assessments, safety management systems and emergency response planning. Meanwhile, lone worker safety workshops for employees will target and address key areas of risk, while management seminars, designed specifically for directors and senior managers, provides an overview of the legal requirements involved in managing lone worker safety.

Dr Jim Golby, Director of Applied Driving Techniques commented: "Employers have a responsibility to carefully and regularly assess the risks faced by any lone workers and then take steps to avoid, control and minimise them where necessary. Failure to comply could not only result in substantial fines for a company but also serious penalties for Directors and Managers, if they are found to have been negligent. In the case of a fatality, charges of Corporate Manslaughter may be instigated."

ABOUT APPLIED DRIVING TECHNIQUES

Applied Driving Techniques (ADT) is a leading provider of fleet compliance and risk management solutions that overcome some of the most challenging driver safety issues facing business in the UK, mainland Europe and worldwide. ADT's unique and fresh approach, suitable for all types and sizes of vehicle fleets, means it is best placed to understand and minimise the risk factors affecting these organisations to help meet legal obligations, reduce costs, lessen environmental impact and ultimately save lives.

ADT provides a complete and managed service covering all auditing and assessments, grey fleet management, licence and document checking and driver training. With a successful and proven track record, the company has become a valued partner for an increasing number of public, private and third sector customers that are looking to achieve high levels of road safety, Duty of Care and operational performance.

ADT is an award-winning business that has been recognised five times by safety charity Brake at the annual Fleet Safety Awards. Most recently ADT and Guide Dog for the Blind won the partnership category in 2013 for the implementation of a fully-integrated risk management strategy that enhanced the charity's safe driving culture and cut insurance claims by half in just 12 months.

Jonathan Symons

Jasper Business Communications

Tel: 020 8654 7618

Mob: 07799 714005

www.jasper-biz.com

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