During the assessment, the LGIS team found:
A review of the City’s claims experience showed that at fault claims accounted for 63% of all accidents and almost 60% of all costs. This included failing to stop, colliding with stationary vehicle and striking a stationary object, which together accounted for nearly 50% of all incidents and nearly 50% of all costs.
In general these claims related to driver behaviour and may have been preventable through improved driver awareness and training. It’s important to remember that specific details of individual accidents is unknown and that the risk assessments are concerned with trends and patterns.
The LGIS team worked with the City to:
The assessment identified a number of improvement opportunities for the City to address in order to refine and strengthen its fleet management practices and reduce associated claims and costs.
The scope for this project involved an assessment of the following areas:
Mental health issues are increasingly prevalent throughout organisations; 1 in 5 Australians are
diagnosed with a mental health condition every year (such as depression, anxiety and substance use).
City’s officials – Bob Cooper (Coordinator, City Fleet) and Brad Hawkins (Senior Safety and Health Advisor, People & Culture) said that their experience was quite insightful while being part of the LGIS’ pilot program.
The city officials also talked about the fleet management strategies they use to reduce claims and improve safety. They use Plant Assessor to risk assess each item of plant post procurement and then work with the operators to induct them on all the risks associated to help reduce or eliminate any potential incidents. They have also created and implemented a pre-start form for all operators to complete prior to usage. This form auto generates a defect and informs the workshop supervisor and team member supervisor of any faults.
They are also in the process of developing verification of competency program where they will be training and using registered training organisations (RTOs) to provide refresher training to keep all skill sets to a high standard.
Following the LGIS risk assessment, the City has been enthusiastic in closing out recommendations. These include:
For more information on our motor fleet risk management program, please contact your account manager.
It was April 2022 when the LGIS injury prevention team visited Craigie Leisure Centre (CLC) to review the Kindy Gym program.