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Health and Safety Road Risk Requirements

The law requires an employer to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of employees whilst at work and this includes driving at work. There are many complex regulations and guidelines related to this subject so we have put together some information and links to help you through the complexities.

What are your Legal Requirements?

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 - requires you to ensure as far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of employees whilst at work. Employees driving on company business are considered to be undertaking a work related activity, and the vehicle they are driving is regarded as a place of work. You also have a legal responsibility to ensure that others are not put at risk by your organisation's work related activities.

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 - require you to carry out an assessment of the risks to the health and safety of your employees whilst at work, and to others who may be affected by their work related activities. You are required to review this risk assessment periodically.

Road Risk Management

  • Does your business have a Road Risk management Plan?
  • How sure are you that you know the speed limits for the vehicles you and your employees drive?
  • Are the 'smoking in vehicles' laws now a thing of the past?
  • Do you have a policy on: Rest periods; preferred routes; mobile phones; break downs; collisions; maintenance?

All these things need considering as soon as you ask any employee to drive as part of their work

 

Information Sources

Follow this link to download a PDF booklet provided by The Health and safety Executive. The Driving at Work booklet contains a wide range of useful information.

 

Follow this link to view the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act in its entirety

 

 

Option #1 - 1.5hrs

 

Costing £40.00 or

2hrs duration costing £50.00

 

This compromises of:

 

1) A Fleet Risk Presentation, held on a one to one basis in the vehicle with each driver. (Making the driver aware of things such as the Corporate Manslaughter Bill, facts and figures on company car driver accidents.)

 

2) A vehicle condition report. (Questions to the driver on how he/she would undertake various checks of his/her vehicle e.g. if the coolant was at the correct level.)

 

3) An assessment drive taking in various types of road where by a 'risk profile' would be created. Any risks would be addressed at the time through remedial coaching, with the aim to make the driver aware of his standard of driving.

 

4) Written Report Each driver will have a written report on his/her individual training session. (The reports are forwarded in the post to the company concerned, after the training session has taken place.)

 

 

 

Option #2 - 1hr

 

Costing £35.00

 

This compromises of:

 

1) An assessment drive taking in various types of road where by a 'risk profile' would be created. Any risks would be addressed at the time through remedial coaching, with the aim to make the driver aware of his standard of driving.

 

The assessment normally take place in the vehicle in which the employee would use for day to day for work purposes.

 

Normally we invoice the company concerned with the amount owing for the assessments.

 

All assessments are carried out by a Driving Standards Agency 'Fleet Registered Trainer'

 

Recent Passes:

 

08/05/15 Luke Alexander at Widnes

12/03/15 Jordan Dewell at Northwich

10/02/15 David Winstanley at Widnes

30/12/14 Sam Packwood at Widnes

17/12/14 James Ellis at Widnes

18/11/14 Jake Davies at Warrington

09/10/14 Luke Carswell at Northwich

16/09/14 Shane Bunting at Londonderry

06/06/14 Georgia McDonald at Widnes

23/05/14 Tom Siemianowski at Widnes

27/03/14 Udara Arachchige at Widnes

23/01/14 Abby Clee at St. Helens

22/01/14 Tom Littler at Widnes

21/01/14 Rebecca Jolly at St. Helens

20/01/14 Michelle Parker at St. Helens

09/01/14 Nathan Kerr at Northwich

07/11/13 Sam King at St. Helens

29/10/13 Katie Humphrey at Widnes

04/10/13 Kate Morgan at Northwich

02/10/13 James Cross at Northwich

01/10/13 Charlie Warren at Widnes

06/08/13 Anita Mullin at St. Helens

05/03/13 Jack Hudson at Norris Green

11/02/13 Dave Knowles at Widnes

 

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