Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Brake and AfMA offer safety seminar

Brake and AfMA offer seminar covering essential safety topics for fleets

Brake, the road safety charity and the Australasian Fleet Management Association are encouraging organisations with at-work drivers to attend a forthcoming seminar on fleet safety. The event, sponsored by MiX Telematics and Vehicle Technologies, will cover some of the key topics affecting fleets today, from legal responsibilities to technology and the environment.

The seminar takes place on Thursday 15 August 2019 in Auckland.

No matter the size of your organisation, if you have staff who drive (their own, company-owned or leased vehicles) during work time, managing the risks associated with this is a fundamental part of your legal and moral duty of care. It is essential that organisations have a strong safety culture, supported and promoted from the top down, with relevant policies and procedures in place.

The event is open to health & safety staff, fleet managers, senior management staff, and anyone else with responsibility for at-work drivers at their organisation. Speakers will discuss topics including:

• legal obligations, meeting them, and the risks of non-compliance;

• current challenges and opportunities for the fleet management industry;

• managing the grey fleet;

• the benefits of technology and looking towards a more automated future; and

• fleets and the environment.

Tickets to the seminar cost just $65+GST per person, which is a subsidised rate thanks to the sponsors. To register, book online, or email info@brake.org.nz. Find out more about the event at: https://globalfleetchampions.org/events/afma-brake-nz-fleet-seminar/.

Caroline Perry, Brake’s NZ director, said: “If you have employees who drive on work purposes, fleet safety is a vital part of your workplace health and safety programme. We’re delighted to be working with AfMA, MiX Telematics and Vehicle Technologies to bring fleet professionals a seminar covering some essential current topics to help you manage your road risk. This seminar is designed for organisations operating fleets of any size and type, and with any size of budget, and I urge anyone with staff who drive on work purposes to attend.”

Mace Hartley, Executive Director AfMA said: “Industry-led seminars are the foundation stones for your continuing education and career advancement in fleet management. AfMA organises regular seminars but we especially enjoy heading over to Auckland to connect with our NZ-based members and supporters. Whether you’re new to the fleet industry or have been in the game for many years – starting the conversation about vehicle safety is always an eye-opening experience and one we simply can’t take for granted.”

Steve Fletcher, Head of Sales MiX Telematics Australasia said: “At MiX Telematics we’re passionate about making sure drivers get home to their families each night and we develop our fleet, driver safety and vehicle tracking solutions with a strong safety focus in mind. As a leading, global provider of fleet management technology we’ve worked with clients across different industries across the world who typically see crash reduction rates improve between 50 – 70% from using our solutions making roads safer for all. In New Zealand, MiX Telematics provides our range of leading-edge fleet management solutions through our local Channel Partner – Vehicle Technologies, who will be speaking at the event also.

“This seminar will be hugely beneficial to those involved in managing fleets of all sizes and MiX Telematics is pleased to be able to partner with Brake and help to make this event possible.”

Organisations can also access more events and fleet safety resources by joining Global Fleet Champions, Brake’s not-for-profit membership service, sharing good practice in addressing road risk. Free to join, members receive access to resources such as guidance reports and tools for using with drivers, access to Brake’s webinars, information about other Brake events, and the latest road safety research. Find out more and join at www.globalfleetchampions.org.


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Demise Of The Tokyo Olympics

As the Covid vaccines roll out around the world, the Tokyo Olympics are looming as a major test of when (and whether) something akin to global normality can return – to international travel, to global tourism, to professional sport and to mass gatherings of human beings. Currently though, it looks like a forlorn hope that Japan will be able to host the Olympics in late July. Herd immunity on any significant scale seems possible only by December 2021, at the earliest... More>>

 

Oranga Tamariki: Chief Executive Grainne Moss Steps Down

Controversial Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss has decided to step down. More>>

ALSO:

USA: Prime Minister Congratulates President Joe Biden On His Inauguration

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America. “I look forward to building a close relationship with President Biden and working with him on issues that matter ... More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Government: Cook Islanders To Resume Travel To New Zealand

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such ... More>>

ALSO:

A New Year: No politicians at Rātana in 2021

Annual celebrations at Rātana pā will be different this year, amid a decision to hold an internal hui for church adherents only… More>>

ALSO:

Government: New Public Housing Plan Announced

RT HON JACINDA ARDERN HON DR MEGAN WOODS The Government has released its Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 which outlines the intention of where 8,000 additional public and transitional housing places announced in Budget 2020, will go. “The Government ... More>>

Government: Pre-Departure Testing Extended To All Passengers To New Zealand

To further protect New Zealand from COVID-19, the Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. More>>

ALSO:

Covid: Border Exception for 1000 International Students

The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began....More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels