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Manslaughter Act focussing managers’ minds

The Corporate Manslaughter Act, which comes into force on April 6, is topping fleet managers’ concerns.

When asked what factors were likely to impact on their policy decisions over the next 12 months, 90% of managers cited corporate manslaughter, compared to 71.7% in the same period last year.

Fleet News will be publishing a definitive guide to the new Act, which will cover everything fleet managers and decision makers need to know to ensure they are compliant with the new law.

The GE Capital Solutions, fleet services quarterly company car trends report also found that more general concerns over health and safety and duty of care for employees driving company vehicles also posted an increase - up from 92.8% to 95.5%.

Indeed, driver safety and vehicle safety remained two of the top three factors cited by managers when asked what issues they considered when constructing their current fleet policies.

Rich Green, managing director at GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services, said: “Those that have not taken their duty of care seriously so far would do well to get themselves up to speed as quickly as possible to ensure that their systems and processes for managing health and safety are adequate or otherwise risk facing the full force of the new legislation in the event of an accident.”

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