The safety and compliance of a light commercial vehicle (LCV) fleet is seen as a burden within many organisations. But with a third of road deaths and a quarter of serious injuries occurring in collisions involving work-related driving, it is clearly a very important and valuable topic. Regulatory compliance will result in a safer, cleaner and more efficient fleet operation. And let’s not forget that non-compliance has far-reaching financial and societal implications, both directly and indirectly, with the loss of life being the ultimate price to pay. So how can you ensure that your LCV fleet continuously meets all the safety requirements? In this blog, we provide some practical pointers.

In line with the European Framework Directive on Safety and Health at Work, all employers need to take appropriate preventive measures to make work safer and healthier. This means properly assessing all the risks via an active safety culture and prioritising their efforts based on impact, likelihood and importance. Ideally, the top-down approach should start at board level and promote ownership of the topic among everyone within the company, putting safety and compliance at the very heart of the corporate culture.

Change is the only constant

Laws and guidelines such as driving hours, vehicle inspections, vehicle overload rules, Clean Air Zones and driving licences are constantly changing. Therefore, it is important to continuously keep yourself informed about the latest regulatory developments and requirements affecting your fleet so that you can assess their impact and adjust your fleet approach as necessary.

To find out more about how to keep your drivers safe and your fleets compliant, read our new white paper: ‘The safety and compliance of your LCV fleet’.

Be a hero, aim for zero

At LeasePlan, we make a point of closely monitoring the ever-changing laws and regulations so that we can keep you up to date about the potential impact of any changes. To help you with fleet safety and compliance, LeasePlan has developed the SafePlan Zero programme. It comes with a proven methodology based on insights, safety goals, and implementing and monitoring preventive actions.

As you start to develop a safety plan for your LCV fleet, don’t hesitate to contact your regular LeasePlan representative. We’re on hand to help you review your situation as the basis for deciding on the most effective steps for you, or to discuss any other issues related to your LCV fleet.      

This material has been approved solely by LeasePlan Corporation N.V. (“LPC”) on the basis of the sources as listed herein and is for general informational purposes only. LPC makes no representation or warranty (express or implied) of any kind, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, availability, reliability, or completeness of any of the information in this material. LPC shall have no liability for any losses or damages resulting from the use or reliance on any information or opinions provided herein.


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