Grey Fleet Seminar

21 Oct 2010 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

The Wales Audit Office hosted this free event as part of its duty to promote improvement, and provide practical and proven ways to reduce costs, whilst securing environmental and health and safety benefits - drawing on its wealth of experience from across the Welsh public sector.

Grey fleet is the term used to refer to private vehicles used by staff for business purposes. Each year, across the Welsh public sector, the grey fleet travels over 100 million miles at a cost of over £50 million, emitting over 20,000 tonnes of CO2.

Due to recent legislation such as the Corporate Manslaughter Act, employers need to do more to ensure staff are safe to drive and their vehicles are road worthy and insured. The implications of not doing so are serious for your organisation.

Seminar outline

The Seminar highlighted examples of good practice and allowed time to discuss and share learning. Delegates took away practical ideas on how to reduce costs and carbon emissions and also increase the safety of staff.

Our guest speakers included:

  • Morgan Cole Solicitors - clarifying the legislation and what organisations need to do to protect staff;
  • Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) - Around the World in 40 Minutes, explaining what they have done to reduce their grey fleet miles;
  • The Environment Agency - Is Grey Green? Presenting an overall picture on how they have reduced costs, cut emissions and improved staff safety; and
  • The Cabinet Office - Managing Grey Fleet in the Public Sector, pulling together key themes setting out what support is available to help organisations improve.

When and where

Thursday 21 October 2010
0900 – 1300
Wales Audit Office, 24 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LJ

Outputs and Actions (PDF, 78kB, opens in new window)
Good Practice Grey Fleet Outputs and Actions