Cardinus is holding a free-to-attend health and safety forum at its London offices in December to help companies prepare visiting drivers.
The growth of international business travel means more employees driving in other countries. Driving standards and the level of driver training vary hugely across the world.
Driving is the greatest risk many employees face – and driving in countries where the risks may be very different increases the dangers, says Cardinus.
Marcus Noble, managing director fleet at Cardinus Risk Management, said: “We are pleased to be hosting this free forum that will look at all the risks and legal implications. Because we drive on the left, visitors from Europe and the US can face an extraordinary number of unfamiliar hazards, including the design of junctions and the layout of car controls.
“In addition to a company’s general duty of care responsibilities, employees whose responsibilities include driving in the UK for the first time should not be exposed to undue risks – risks that they may not even be aware of. By attending the forum, anyone responsible for company drivers will increase their knowledge and be better able to protect visitors from overseas driving in the UK on business.”
Foreign drivers driving in the UK on business will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday December 4, 2012 at 107 Leadenhall St, London EC3A 4AF.