It has been estimated that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve somebody who is at work at the time. This may account for over 20 fatalities and 250 serious injuries every week.
Some employers mistakenly believe that it’s enough to just to comply with road traffic laws, such as company vehicles having a valid MOT certificate and drivers holding a valid licence, to ensure the safety of their employees when they are on the road.
But Health and safety law applies to all driving for work activities – whether driving as part of the sales team or just going out for the office sandwiches - Employers need to effectively manage those risks using the appropriate management system.
Your drivers may be hundreds of miles away - but ‘duty of care’ remains with you!
Directors and Senior Managers now face fierce fines and even prison if they fail to adequately manage the ‘duty of care’ for their employees that drive. Driving at Work Click has been created specifically to assist companies and organisations in the management of occupational road risk.
Driving-at-Work driving is now the single biggest safety issue facing UK industry, with over 1000 deaths and 250,000 serious injuries occurring every year. To help tackle this issue the Government, have now introduced Corporate Manslaughter legislation. With a number of Police initiatives and Government Legislation already in place, ignoring or deferring occupational road risk issues ceased to be a viable option some time ago.
The Managing Driving Risks System is designed to assist fleet managers and Companies tackle Occupational Road Risk (ORR). On completion the Company Audit provides you with a bespoke set of remedial actions to assist in compliance with the law and the Driver Audit manager also allows your drivers to complete individual audits which is uploaded to the system for monitoring centrally.
The Driving at Work section provides you with information on Occupational Road Risk and supports you in managing legislation and guidance on Corporate Manslaughter.