Step 1: Plan
The main objective of an occupational road safety plan is to prevent work-related motor vehicle incidents and minimize the injuries, financial costs and other losses they cause. With that in mind, the first step is to understand where the organization is in terms of road safety and determine where it needs to be. From there, one can establish targets, decide what success looks like and develop a plan to get there. There are five components in the plan stage.
Step 2: Do
The next step involves applying your understanding of the driving-related hazards employees face and taking action to address them. The main elements of the DO step are:
- determining which controls and measures will be most effective in reducing exposure to the identified hazards
- developing those controls and measures
- implementing them
- tracking the results
Step 3: Check
The CHECK step involves finding out if the processes and practices that were implemented are accomplishing intended outcomes. Checking is analyzing relevant information to determine if the controls you’ve put in place are reducing behind-the-wheel risks. Based on what you find out, the CHECK step includes looking for ways to adjust processes to improve performance and tackling emerging road safety issues. There are five elements.
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