This Q&A presents the benefits for organisations of assessing the safe driving abilities of workers who drive as part of their job, and a practical example of one organisation’s approach and the impact of driver assessment on safety performance. It was created with the support, insights, and key experiences of local experts.

Safe driving goes beyond professional drivers, and includes anyone who drives as part of their work. All companies can reap the benefits through annual licence checks that are built into job requirements. In addition, some use telematics to track driving and have a reporting approach.

With a multiplicity of regulations and constantly evolving technology, it is worth asking does data translate into improvements in organisations?

Professional driving has been categorised as one of the most dangerous jobs in Australia (Monash University, 2018), leading to many companies recording and analysing information about driving behaviours and patterns (Kamla, Parry, & Dawson, 2019). Yet, not only professional drivers drive for work. Many workers in different roles drive as part of their responsibilities. This is why driver safety requirements and training should be extended beyond professional drivers to include any workers who are required to drive.

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