Are You Doing Enough To Protect Employees Who Drive On Business?

Are You Doing Enough To Protect Employees Who Drive On Business?

The Health and Safety Executive estimates that up to one-third of all road traffic accidents involve somebody who is driving for work. Learn how to protect your employees who drive for work from accidents and liability.

Employees who drive on business must navigate through a slew of hazards on congested roadways. They are responsible for driving safely, not endangering other drivers and completing their demanding work duties.

But your drivers’ failure to fulfil their responsibilities on the road, like driving safely, can lead to criminal offences for collisions, injuries or deaths they cause. Further, your drivers risk sullying your business’ reputation, triggering an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive and generating a corporate manslaughter charge which can hold your business liable for any fatalities.

This applies not just to full-time commercial drivers, but to any employees who happen to be driving for work.

To help protect your employees from serious road traffic offences and to protect your business from liability, make sure your drivers follow the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 in Northern Ireland and the Road Traffic Act 1998 in England, Wales and Scotland.

Establish a driving at work policy that addresses topics like driver and vehicle safety, drink and drugs and mobile phones to show you have properly trained your employees. And rely on Bollington Insurance Brokers for more information on protecting your employees who drive for work.