Evaluating and improving fleet safety in Australia
This project has reviewed developments in fleet and work-related road safety in Australia, particularly the following areas.
- The extent of the problem.
- Examples of best practice.
- Mechanisms for evaluation.
- Theoretical paradigms and future directions.
From this, the report achieves the following aims.
- Identifies a range of societal, business, legal, and cost reasons to focus on fleet safety at the macro and microlevels.
- Describes a wide range of government, insurer, and occupational health and safety (OHS)-led case studies.
- Develops an approach to fleet safety evaluation based on a range of proactive and reactive, or lead and lag keyperformance indicators (KPIs) on crash rates, costs, and qualitative process issues.
- Identifies an apparent lack of fleet safety theory, and then describes several more general safety theories andframeworks, including the Surveillance Model, the Haddon Matrix and Organisational Culture-based approaches.
- Synthesises the above to develop a best practice process model for fleet safety and recommend future work.
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Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Grant
Author(s): W Murray, S Newnam, B Watson, J Davey and C Schonfeld, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q)
Publication Date: 01/01/03