Employers Responsibilities – Fleet Driving

New Responsibilities for Employers

Businesses are more in the spotlight than ever before when it comes to occupational driving responsibilities.

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act of 2007 meant that it was imperative for every company in the UK to ensure that its policies protected itself and its employees from prosecution in the event of a road traffic accident.

The penalties for the breach of duty of care in the workplace includes unlimited fines based on profitability and turnover, publicising of the conviction and remedial orders. This means that it is more important than ever that you, as a business owner, ensure that your drivers are competent in driving skills, have received full required training, are in good fitness and health and also have a suitable vehicle for the job.

It is important to understand that your employees are not held responsible when looking after or driving a company vehicle or their own vehicle as part of their job role. The responsibility is ultimately yours and it is important that your fleet have the required and risk minimising training. Arrow Driving Academy can provide you with essential fleet training to help your drivers stay safe on the roads.

Because accidents do happen...

Unfortunately, accidents happen on the road extremely often. It is because of this that any fatality road traffic crash is now considered as an ‘unlawful killing’.

This means that if one of your drivers happens to be involved in a road traffic accident, your company could also be in a lot of trouble should you be unable to provide sufficient evidence of necessary driver training.

IMPORTANT - Health & Safety

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that all employees have a duty of care to their employees and whomever may be affected by business activities, this includes driving.

This is why Arrow Fleet Driving are here to help your business every step of the way in terms of making your drivers safe on the roads. We can offer your business the right guidance and knowledge to ensure that your employees are safe, comfortable and driving to the best of their ability. In accordance with this, we also ensure that your duty of care in fulfilled and that there is no negligence on your company’s part.

Fuel Savings

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You could dramatically reduce FLEET running costs...

Noticeably reduce company costs in fuel, insurance and vehicle running?
Not only does fleet training improve the safety and ability of your drivers, it also reduces fleet management costs. This includes encouraging fuel efficient driving and reducing the risk of crashes to lower insurance charges. Despite fleet training costing your company in the first instance, you will be sure to earn this back with ease in upcoming years through saving on fuel and insurance premiums.

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