A checklist has been produced to help fleet managers ascertain whether their current duty of care policies are adequte.
The list, which has been produced by Fleet Risk Consultants, is aimed at helping fleets become compliant with the Corporate Manslaughter Act, which comes into force on April 6.
Answer the following:
- How many staff do you employ?
- Do you use vehicles for business?
- Who owns the vehicles?
- When did you last check the driving licences of your staff?
- When did you last check the road fund licences of the vehicles?
- When did you last check the insurance documents of private vehicles (grey fleet)?
- When did you last check the MOT certificates of the vehicles?
- Are vehicles properly maintained?
- Have you assessed the risk posed by vehicles to your business?
- Do you have a no smoking policy and stickers in your vehicles?
- Do you have a mobile phone policy?
- Does the organisation have a collision response policy?
- How many collisions were your vehicles involved in last year?
- Did you investigate the causes of any of those collisions?
- Do you have a policy to manage the risks associated with driving for business?
- Do you have a vehicle handover procedure and is it followed?
- Do you have any form of driver assessment and/or training?
- Do you monitor excess charges on vehicle running costs/fuel/repairs?
- Can you prove all of the above?