Fleet Safety

Tools to achieve safe and efficient fleet management


Registration and coffee
Opening remarks from the Chair
Caroline Perry, NZ Director, Brake, the Road Safety Charity
Advanced fleet management: Moving beyond the standards

Simply adhering to compliance standards is no longer acceptable. In this insightful session, explore how innovation to drive safety on New Zealand roads is being embraced by leading organisations:

  • Exploring cutting edge methods of managing fleet safety
  • Measuring the effectiveness of innovative fleet safety systems
  • Does new technology equal new risk – what do you need to be aware of and how can you manage the risk?
Casey Molloy, National Sales Manager, Smartrak
Fatigue & Sleep Health Management: going beyond the prescriptive work time rule
  • Why scheduling alone can’t protect against fatigued & sleepy workers
  • Three main causes of inadequate sleep, despite ‘prescribed rest breaks’
  • Developing an Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) for your business 
Rachel Lehen, Managing Director, Fatigue Risk Management Solutions
What role can LeasePlan play in safety and fleet management?
Hamish Egen, National Sales Manager, LeasePlan NZ
Morning break
How the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 applies to fleet: Are you meeting your legal requirements?

With fines for breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 now hitting six figures, it is critical for businesses to ensure compliance:

  • Exploring common pitfalls: Ensure your safety policy is up-to-date and compliant
  • Clarification of grey areas and ambiguities
  • Avoid Act breaches when dealing with PCBU
  • What are the consequences of non-compliance, and how are courts considering breaches of the Act?
James Cairney, Partner, Meredith Connell
PANEL: Driving the safety of your fleet and people

This panel discusses and addresses the issues that surround the safety of an organisation’s fleet and its people

  • Addressing the road safety issues that organisations are often faced with – vehicle issues versus human issues
  • Exploring the use of technology currently in play – how is this helping improve the management of the fleet and people
  • Creating strategies for driver improvement – what do you need to consider?
  • Balancing safety and the need to reduce operational costs – how can this be achieved?
Matt Doody, Fleet Support, Environment Canterbury
Rex Ambler, National Fleet Manager, Department of Conservation
Chris Fuyane, Vehicle Fleet Manager, KiwiRail
Lunch break
CASE STUDY: Championing workplace mental health in a traditional workforce | Fonterra

The stigma of mental health, particularly in a traditional workforce, is not easily removed. Hear how Fonterra has championed workplace mental health (and how they overcame challenges along the way).

Julio Rodriguez, GM Health and Safety - Global Operations, Fonterra
Dangerous driving behaviours: How telematics can quantify and improve safety

Telematics provides a wealth of data on driver behaviour. Analysing and goal setting with data can lead to fantastic real-world results.

Learn about the NZ Racing Board’s telematics journey to a safer, more cost effective fleet.

  • Visibility through GPS - what behaviours data reveals.
  • Holistic approach to introducing new technology.
  • What a safe fleet looks like.
Chris L’Ecluse, Solutions Specialist, Teletrac Navman
Afternoon break
Safety implications of electric vehicles

New and emerging engine technology means new and emerging risks. What safety risks do electric vehicles pose to employees, and how can they be mitigated?

  • Examine the risks of electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles involved in crashes
  • What hazards are specific to electric vehicle driving, maintenance and repair, and how do you keep your workers safe?
  • The transition from self drive EV’s into autonomous ones, what is the transition going to look like 
Kirsten Corsen, General Manager, Yoogo Share
CASE STUDY: Showcasing ECan’s fleet management operations
  • Sharing insight in ECan’s fleet journey – what are they wanting to achieve?
  • Flipping the Fleet to safer vehicles and providing fit for purpose vehicles
  • Understanding the safety measures that ECan are taking – Health and Safety; GPS and more
Matt Doody, Fleet Support, Environment Canterbury
Summary remarks from the Chair and Networking Drinks
Opening remarks from the Chair
Caroline Perry, NZ Director, Brake, the Road Safety Charity
Create an effective workplace safety culture that produces results

Turning around an industry which has a long-serving workforce with traditional values is never going to be easy. Explore creative ways to embed a culture of safety in this engaging session:

  • Creating an industry-leading safety culture with active worker engagement
  • Moving beyond the blame game: How to change the perception of accountability
  • Embedding culture change through open communication and effective relationship building 
Bjorn Revfeim, Managing Director, Civic Contractors
Change leadership: implementing new processes the right way

Worker push-back, disengagement, and outright sabotage are costly risks to organisations when significant change is implemented in the wrong way. Which change management strategies get the best response, and which are best avoided?

  • Meaningful workforce engagement and consultation
  • Change management strategies that work
  • What should be avoided when implementing change?
  • Measuring the effectiveness of change management throughout the process 
Kirsty Allott, Director + Senior Consultant, Vargo + Lewis
Morning break
CASE STUDY: Vehicles in the workplace | Countdown

In this session, Countdown will discuss the safety practices they have implemented in keeping their fleet and people safe.

  • Demonstrating the security measures to keep track of driver behaviour
  • Implementing a safety culture in the organisation 
  • Planning for the future – how can the safety practices encourage safe measures going forward
Aaron Davis, 3PL and Transport Risk & Safety, Countdown
Operator risk assessment and on-going training

You’re only as good as your people is particularly accurate when considering safe operation of large, complicated vehicles. How do you accurately risk assess drivers and operators, and identify training needs?

  • Pre-qualify new drivers and operators at the interview stage
  • Quickly overcoming inherited bad habits and increase competency
  • Ongoing training strategies that engage workers and produce results
  • Streamline fleet to improve safety
Charles Dawson, CEO, AutoSense
Lunch break
An insight into driver and fleet management | Cloud Vehicle Technologies
  • Understanding the tools that are available for the safe and effective management of both fleet and drivers
  • Utilising data collected to implement safe practices
  • Showcasing best practice fleet management 
Andy Slater, Managing Director, Cloud Vehicle Technologies
Chain of Responsibility: Obligations

A thorough understanding of the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) is key to protecting business interests and mitigating potential liabilities:

  • What is CoR and how is this regulated in New Zealand?
  • How will the changes to Australian CoR requirements affect organisations in New Zealand?
  • How do you best protect your business?
Simon Cartwright, Partner, Hesketh Henry Sam Houliston & Senior Associate, Hesketh Henry
Afternoon break
Measuring safety ROI: How do you calculate intangible benefits?

A crash that didn’t happen is hard to quantify, prove, and link back to expensive safety investment. How can you measure ROI on intangible outcomes, and should organisations just be thinking about financial outcomes?

  • Demonstrating the business cost of a laid-back approach to safety
  • Should corporate branding and reputation be a consideration?
  • Can safety be considered a business function?
  • Overcoming the challenges of measuring ROI on intangible outcomes
Ian Taylor, Manager, Commercial Motor Vehicle Portfolio, IAG
Closing address: Turning freight dreams into freight reality

What targets should the New Zealand freight environment focus on first to encourage uptake of emission reduction practices and improve long-term sustainability

  • Finding common ground on which methods and best practices to follow to ensure smoother supply chain and logistics flow
  • The practicalities and challenges of implementing advances in technology into the New Zealand transport environment
Todd Moyle, Chief Operations Officer, KiwiRail
Closing remarks from the Chair and end of conference
Copyright © 2019 Conferenz Ltd.