Reduce road risks
Most employers still do not treat vehicles like other pieces of machinery, or provide adequate checking, protection and training. Driving for business carries risks.
• 150 cars are crashed whilst being driven on business use every day
• 1,000 business drivers are involved in fatal accidents every year
• Unlimited fines can be levied on your company if convicted under the new Corporate Manslaughter Bill
• There is up to a two year prison sentence for negligence in discharging Duty of Care under the Health & Safety at Work Act
Any organisation that expects an employee to drive on business now has a number of legal obligations including managing and recording the driver, the vehicle and the journey.
The law doesn’t distinguish between company car drivers or those using their own vehicle, a rented car or even a pool car – the employers’ obligations remain the same.
It is not a costly option to take advice on whether your business needs help to ensure that it is managing its occupational road risk adequately but it may be, if responsibilities are ignored.