We have developed guidance and practical steps for you to implement each of the ten areas of focus when creating an effective Safety & Wellness Program at your organization. The following guidance correlates to focus area number eight: Inspect and Maintain All Company Vehicles.
The best way to prevent vehicle accidents is to prepare your drivers and maintain your vehicles. Regular inspections and maintenance will raise red flags if there is any damage or work that needs to be done. It's important for drivers to immediately report any red flags to their supervisor to prevent further damage or an accident from happening.
We have compiled a list of questions below that drivers should ask themselves before operating a vehicle:
After driving a vehicle, drivers should ask themselves: Do all of the lights illuminate; brake lights, turn signals, headlights, dashboard lights? If the answer is no, report this to your supervisor.
In addition to conducting a vehicle inspection, it’s important to keep up with the vehicle’s suggested maintenance schedule. This will increase the longevity of the vehicle, as well as preventing unnecessary accidents doe to mechanics.
Although each vehicle has a different recommended maintenance plan, there are basic maintenance tips that can be found at dmv.org. You will learn why it’s important to focus on these areas, and how to do it yourself.
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