The power of incentives in improving workplace road safety

Workplace road safety is a prime concern when operating a fleet of vehicles, or relying on employees to operate vehicles, within an organisation. When incidents or crashes occur, employees are at risk of injury and the organisation is at risk of substantial costs, which can include a loss of productivity; the potential for liability; damage to the organisation’s reputation; and expensive insurance claims. Keeping employees, and the public, safe on the roads is a key responsibility of any organisation. One effective way to improve workplace road safety, and motivate behavioural change towards safer driving practices, is to incorporate incentives in safe driving initiatives. This is where a driver’s driving practices are monitored, using various technologies, and those drivers with excellent driving records are recognised and/or rewarded. Incentives differ from traditional rewards because the benefits are conditional on employees’ future safe driving practices, not previous driving practices. This paper looks at why incentives can work, current incentives schemes used in the real world, and challenges and considerations in using and implementing them.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 20p

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  • Accession Number: 01635167
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: May 24 2017 12:17PM