Fleet Management Practices and Occupational health and Safety in the funeral assurance sector: The Mediating Role of Safety Culture
The aim of this study is to establish the effect of fleet management practices on occupational health and safety in Zimbabwe. The study also explored the mediating role of safety cultures on the mentioned relationship. A sample of 72 respondents was drawn from eight registered funeral assurance companies. Respondents were selected using simple random sampling technique while structured questionnaires were used to collect data. Structural equation modelling (SEM) and Amos version 22 were used to test research hypotheses. The study revealed that fleet management practices such as vehicle maintenance, route planning, driver management and vehicle tracking positively influence and occupational health and safety. Moreover, the study concluded that safety culture partially mediates the effect of fleet management practices on occupational health and safety. Understanding the role played by fleet management practices can help industry practitioners to implement effective strategies to enhance occupational health and safety standards. The proposed conceptual framework sets the ground for future research to further develop insights on fleet management practices, occupational health and safety culture.