Keeping Your Employees and Vehicles Safe
Author: The Massey Clark Fisher Team | Thursday, Aug 02, 2012
If your company has drivers, you will want to train them properly on keeping themselves safe on the road. You will also want to tell them the basics about protecting the vehicle from being stolen or broken into, and from possible breakdowns. Here are some pointers to keeping your drivers and cars running smoothly out there on the road.
Keep your vehicles in good operating condition. Make sure your drivers know to report any differences in the way the vehicle has been running. Have them keep watch on the odometer to schedule proper maintenance procedures like oil changes and tire rotations. When the vehicle is being serviced, don’t allow drivers to give any keys other than the ones used to drive the vehicle.
Let employees know that they are not allowed to leave a spare key anywhere on the outside of the vehicle. Also, they are to keep the doors locked at all times. Leaving doors unlocked and keys handy might be easier for you, but think about how much easier it is for criminals, too. So many vehicles are stolen easily because the criminals have very easy access to them.
Make sure your drivers are suspicious of anyone approaching their vehicle asking for directions or money or anything. When stopped at a light, make sure they know to keep enough space between them and the driver in front of them for two reasons: It makes it easier to escape a dangerous situation and it can prevent an accident if someone comes up behind you quickly.
If your driver feels uneasy about any situation when driving, let them know not to hesitate to contact the police or drive directly to the nearest police station. Your drivers will want to feel safe out there. Let them know you care about them by training them in driver safety.