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.
delivery schedules or appointment targets, inadequate training and poor maintenance of vehicles all increase the risk of road
The law now states that:
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