Thursday 26 November 2020 - 10:30

This is a Zoom webinar.

In partnership with ALARM, DAC Beachcroft will be hosting a suite of live and interactive webinars. Charlotte Le Maire, DAC Beachcroft, Lesley O'Brien, Freightlink Europe and Andrew Drewary, Road Safety Smart will be hosting a live webinar on 'Bridge strikes: A fleet operator's view.'

A commercial vehicle having an altercation with a bridge is more common than you would believe. However, it is one of the costliest incidents that any fleet operator can be involved in, regardless of how severe the impact is. A bridge strike will ultimately involve a lengthy investigation to understand why it happened in the first place, arguments as to who is to blame (ie: the driver, the fleet operator, the bridge owner or another third party) and involvement with enforcement authorities and the Traffic Commissioner. Finally, the financial cost to repair the bridge may well be a lot less than compensation paid to Network Rail or the bridge owner and future loss of revenue, brand and reputation.

Therefore, we are delighted to announce that our speaker shall be the excellent and highly respected industry expert Lesley O’Brien FCILT, owner of Freightlink Europe, Freight Train and founder of the growing industry forum Freight People. Lesley’s fleet operation has Earned Recognition founder member status with the DVSA, a testimony to her running the company fleet to the highest standard. She works tirelessly sharing her knowledge to ensure the industry takes positive pro-active steps to improve its image, as well as improving its standards.

This interactive video training session will give you a light touch introduction to the issues raised if one of your vehicles is involved in a bridge strike and includes:

  • Why bridge strikes happen
  • When bridge strikes are more likely to occur
  • What to do immediately when it happens
  • The immediate knock effects
  • How to co-operate with the relevant investigation
  • Involvement of the enforcement authorities and Traffic Commissionaire
  • What you should do to stop it happening again
  • Driver training
  • Legislation and consequences.

This is a must attend event for:

  • Insurers
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Transport Managers
  • HSEQ Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • HR Managers
  • Directors who have any of the above responsibilities
  • Any driver: HGV, bus and coach, company car, grey fleet.

This webinar is FREE to attend for full members.

View our booking terms and conditions including our cancellation policy.

Places on the live webinars are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis therefore we recommend you book early to guarantee your place. The webinars will also be recorded and posted on our website after each event for those unable to attend the live sessions.


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