This document has been developed by the NRSPP to guide companies and fleet managers through the process of developing a safe vehicle purchasing policy. Fleet operators are strongly encouraged to develop such a policy to guide the procurement of vehicles for the organisation. Vehicles covered by the policy can include those purchased, leased, rented or under the operational control of the
Implementation of such a policy allows for improvements in road safety outcomes in an area that may have not previously been considered. Organisations are strongly encouraged to take an active interest in improving their safety on the road.
It’s simply good business to do so – common outcomes include:
- cost savings through the reduction of vehicle crashes, workplace injuries and incidents
- market development and branding of an organisational safety reputation
- the demonstration of an organisations commitment to high levels of OH&S
- confidence in organisational compliance with Workplace Health and Safety legislation.