Accident Management: You Need to Know

Accident Management: You Need to Know

Accidents are part of the job for fleet managers, so make sure that how to best cover your company and your drivers.

Do all the fleet managers know that accidents can happen, but you have to prepare for that? Understand what to do to prevent any unseen ramifications for your company?

The briefing describes your drivers about what exactly to do and what details to record at the time of an incident, it reduces the cost of the accident.  Additional costs can be saved by ensuring that repairs are carried out as speedily.

There are so many things to consider at the time of collision insurance that many companies will hire accident specialists. But if you prefer to handle these things in the house, follow the right protocol if your drivers are involved in any kind of collision.

Accurate Reporting of an Incident

All managers should have a company policy in place that indicate how accidents should be reported. all drivers are aware of this policy. For best to achieve, Include new drivers in it and make him understand the key part of the induction process. So, that they can refer to it. 

Drivers can report the incident to the relevant manager as soon as possible, as it is only safe and reasonable to do. The manager record all required details when he/she receives the call.

Important questions that the manager should ask:

  • How many hours the car has been on the road?
  • When they last had a break?
  • What type of weather conditions are while driving the car?
  • Details of any witness person?

It is also a good idea to take photographs. Key points of taking photographs should focus on vehicle damage, road markings, number plates, the positioning of the vehicles on the road.

Telematics can be used to know some of the details of an accident, such as the speed.

(It is the technology of sending, receiving and storing information using telecommunication devices to control remote objects).

Manage Claims:

Fleet managers, His/her role to manage the third party and ensure that claims are accurate and fair. Having a full incident report will help you to prevent any fraudulent or exaggerated claims.

Instant Repairs:

Choose a garage that has all of the required parts in stock, and chase mechanics to check that repairs on time provided by a mechanic.

Analyze the Data:

It is always having a look at your data to see if there is any common in the accidents that you’re dealing with. Is one driver more accident-prone than another? What types of accidents are being recorded? What were the conditions of the road at the time of the accident?

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