Learning to drive is a skill for life but unfortunately no matter how long someone has been driving, it is so very often the case that bad habits can form which ultimately can lead to increased risk of accident or injury as employees go about their daily business routine.
Britain’s roads are becoming more and more congested, and so risk of accident or injury is increasing more and more as the years go by. We are fortunate that in vehicle technology is also advancing and so better enabling us to be safe from injury – however there will always be a risk as we travel the UK’s road networks and so it is our aim to work with drivers to help keep them safe.
did you know that all employers have a ‘Duty of Care’ towards their employees when it comes to their safety at work and on the UK’s roads? There exists a Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations 1992 which was amended in 1999 states that the vehicle used to conduct any companies work is classed as a Place of Work.
In 2007 the Corporate Manslaughter act was passed which states that if any company employs drivers that use the companies vehicle to conduct the companies work, then the company and/or the driver could be held responsible for manslaughter if the relevant training was not provided to reduce the risk of accidents happening.