Does your company have a “Driving at work” policy?
April 10, 2012 Leave a comment
It should. Keep reading, because this concerns you.
A good “Driving at work” policy covers every element of your business vehicle operation, no matter how few vehicles are involved and who actually owns them – privately owned vehicles used for your business journeys must be treated exactly the same as company owned vehicles.
It has been estimated that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve somebody who is at work at the time.
That is why in some countries, having such a policy is actually mandatory. For instance, in the UK, in April 2008, the Corporate Manslaughter Act was strengthened to target company directors as well as drivers in cases of road deaths involving vehicles used on business, regardless of being company vehicles or private vehicles serving the company.
The UK Police treat every road death as “an unlawful killing”. They can seize company records and computers during investigations and bring prosecutions against company directors who fail to provide clear policies and guidance for their employees driving at work.
In many countries, road fatalities are a major reason for concern. The left side map depicts the annual number of road fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants.
With its set of tools such as online tracking, alarms and reports, Frotcom helps you implement a successful policy.
Finally, Frotcom recommends you a good source of inspiration for your company’s “Driving at work” policy implementation: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg382.pdf
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