Work-Related Road Safety
The Insurance Institute of Northern Ireland is partnering with the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and the Chartered Institute of Highways & Transport to host an event that will explore the issue of Work-Related Road Safety in Northern Ireland.
74 people were killed on Northern Ireland's roads in 2015 and a large proportion of these events involved people driving for work. The Insurance Institute of Northern Ireland wants to play its part in improving work-related road safety and this event will focus on the societal, legal, financial and general business case for work-related road safety and on proven ways to reduce collisions and the associated risks.
The keynote speaker at the event will be Dr Will Murray who is a global authority in the field and has conducted extensive research on how the insurance profession can help inform the work-related road safety agenda and gain a competitive advantage through forward-thinking in this area.
For example, Dr Murray contends that risk-led underwriting can help insurers be more profitable and make better decisions regarding insurance pricing.
It also provides an added value service for insurers and allows them to get closer to their customers. Furthermore effective risk management / mitigation reduces claims (particularly high cost events) which benefits insurer and insured.
For insurance brokers, it provides similar benefits, and allows them to add value for their clients when they place insurance. Often vehicle operators ask insurers/brokers: 'Please can you reduce our premium'.
A better question would be 'please can you support us with risk management'. Similarly, for vehicle operators getting a better/closer working relationship with their insurer/broker can not only help develop underwriting-led driver safety programs, it can also lead to longer term more predictable and sustainable insurance arrangements.
The event will be attended by managers and professionals from within the Road Transport, Logistics, Bus/Coach, Courier, Retail, Safety and Government Sectors. The session will be chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Infrastructure and the expert panel will include a representative from the local Insurance profession.
The IINI has secured a limited number of complimentary tickets at this breakfast symposium for local Insurance professionals.
This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.
2 hours' CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.
It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.