HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK –

KEY ISSUES FOR FLEET MANAGEMENT

 

Around 30% of all road traffic accidents involve someone who is at work at the time – around 3,500 people are killed on our roads every year, and 40,000 are seriously injured. Health and Safety law requires employers to ensure as far as practical, the health, safety and welfare of all employees at all times, and this extends to the time spent by an employee on company business in any vehicle. An employer can’t be totally responsible for how a vehicle is driven, but can certainly influence what the driver does and how it’s done.

 

Unrealistic delivery schedules or appointment targets, inadequate training and poor maintenance of vehicles all increase the risk of road accidents

 


The law now states that:
"failure by senior managers to manage Health and Safety adequately, including through inappropriate delegation of health and safety matters, will leave organisations vulnerable to corporate manslaughter charges".
Download our Culture of Care Checklist to begin the process of ensuring your company is not vulnerable.

Key QUESTIONS your company should ask:

*Are your drivers properly trained

*Do you give them the right vehicle both for them and the job

*Do you publish Health and Safety guidelines for your drivers

*Do you monitor driving related Health and Safety issues



Here's how we can work with you in addressing your in-house Health and Safety issues:

  • Guidance on vehicle selection
  • Guidance on driver selection and training
  • Guidance on risk management and accident prevention
Key SOLUTIONS our company can offer:

* On-road and on-line assessment

* On-road and on-line training

* Risk Management solutions

Why not download our Culture of Care leaflet?...please click below