On March 5th 2020, the UK had the first death from COVID-19 and just 10 days later the World Health Organisation declared there was a pandemic. Within two weeks the UK went into lockdown and social distancing measures were put in place. Millions of people are now isolated for long periods of time with no end in sight. Many have seen their working lives and incomes suddenly come to an abrupt end as the economy shrinks.
The current crisis is likely to have a major impact on fleet drivers in a number of ways.It is therefore essential that fleet managers understand the effects of stress and anxiety on fleet driver behaviour in order to manage the risks.
This guide will help you to identify the tell-tale signs of stress and anxiety amongst your drivers and what strategies to put in place to improve safety.