Fleet Risk Control
How do you manage work related road safety
 

How do YOU manage the risk?

Occupational or 'at work' road risk in respect of ALL vehicles and drivers needs to be managed in exactly the same way as any other heath and safety at work problem, following modern risk management principles as described in Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and British Standards Institution (BSI) guidelines.

Companies that FAIL or REFUSE to co-operate may be issued with an improvement notice compelling them to take action.

 
 

PUWER 1998

Equipment provided for use at work, which INCLUDES MOTOR VEHICLES, must be suitable and safe for the intended use and should only be used by persons who have received ADEQUATE INSTRUCTION / TRAINING

Legislative issues

 

Everyone who uses the public highway must comply with road traffic legislation which is managed by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Whilst the principal pieces of legislation governing road safety are the Road Traffic and Road Vehicle (Construction and Use) Acts supported by the Highway Code, it needs to be borne in mind that where vehicles are being driven on the road under a contract of employment, there are many other relevant items of legislation.

 

There is no doubt that the failure to carry out a proper risk assessment

COULD FORM THE BASIS OF A PROSECUTION

 
crash   Using employes own vehicles on busines
     
 

Other legislation to consider

 

 

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