QMH UK's HR director Moira Laird, who inherited management of the fleet following a company-wide reorganisation, said: "I analysed the safety-related at-work driving policies and procedures we had in place and decided that they needed to be enhanced."
Although the company has a 'low' accident record with no serious incidents recorded in recent years, Ms Laird
said: "Managing business driving and ensuring our employees are safe on the road is important to the company."
QMH's introduction of RiskMaster follows last year's implementation of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act and the more recent introduction of the Health and Safety (Offences) Act, which brings with it harsher punishments for managers who fail in their health and safety responsibilities.
said: "The new legislation prompted QMH
to act and ensure it heightens the importance of safe driving for employees, provides measures that are as robust as possible in the event of investigation following a road traffic accident and use the data to provide bespoke training for individual staff whom the system identifies as being at risk."
While it is too early to quantify potential savings from the introduction of RiskMaster, QMH
expects to see future reductions in insurance-related costs and vehicle maintenance charges.
RiskMaster has been introduced after Ms Laird
attended an FSG seminar.
has now held a series of workshops to introduce QMH employees to RiskMaster and she
said: "The workshops were excellent because they raised awareness with drivers of the risks they faced on journeys.