There are a number of ways that companies can tackle duty of care for their drivers from educating them with risk assessments, further training and leaflets and manuals. Companies can also carry out safety checks on the vehicles themselves, making sure they are serviced regularly and maintained and also carry out checks on drivers including licence checks and effective accident management.
It is important to implement a risk management solution so companies are both compliant and are not liable in the event of a claim.
Duty of care is something all businesses must enforce for their employees within the workplace and can be overlooked when it comes to the vehicles the employees drive on business.
For more on risk management, click on the articles below;
The importance of fleet duty of care
Fleet Risk Management: The eight stage plan
Risk management policy checklist
Alternatively visit the risk management section for the full list of articles at www.fleetnews.co.uk/fleet-management/risk-management/