HR managers should adopt the proactive approach now being used by their fleet manager colleagues in respect of their company’s duty of care obligations to drivers.
While managing a company’s duty of care towards drivers has been traditionally been the job of the fleet manager, HR managers are now increasingly involved in fleet decision making.
However, new research from Bosch reveals that while HR directors have a key role to play in decision making, when it comes to managing fleets safety concerns they are not as proactive as fleet managers.
Thirty per cent of respondents reported that HR directors had a significant involvement in fleet management.
But while they said that many HR managers believe that it is important to ensure safe working conditions for drivers by providing a safe vehicle, many have still to take any action.
“Whilst we are delighted to see that many fleets are taking their driving for work responsibilities seriously, there are still some managers sticking their heads in the sand,” said Caroline Scurr, RoadSafe Driving for Better Business spokesman.
“We encourage HR directors and other decision makers who are yet to acknowledge the risks to take action now.”