Tools to achieve safe and efficient fleet management
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?
- 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
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?
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?
Rex Ambler, National Fleet Manager, Department of Conservation
Chris Fuyane, Vehicle Fleet Manager, KiwiRail
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).
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.
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
- 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
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
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
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
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
- 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
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?
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
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