Driving for Work - Managing Occupational Road Risk
Many people regard occupations such as construction, agriculture and mining as high risk jobs, but have you ever considered the risks your employees face every minute they spend driving for work purposes?
Research shows that around 20 people are killed and 250 seriously injured every week in crashes involving someone who is driving or riding or otherwise using the road for work purposes. ¹
If you're an employer there are requirements in addition to the duties you have under road traffic law, e.g. the Road Traffic Act and Road Vehicle (Construction and Use) Regulations.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires you to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all employees while at work. You also have a responsibility to ensure that others are not put at risk by your work-related driving activities.
(Self-employed people have a similar responsibility to that of employers.)
Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 you have a responsibility to manage health and safety effectively. You need to carry out an assessment of the risks to the health and safety of your employees, while they are at work, and to other people who may be affected by their work activities. The Regulations require you to periodically review your risk assessment so that it remains appropriate.
Udidit provide low-cost risk assessment solutions including a driver risk profile report.
This can be conducted either on a one-to-one or small group basis either from the usual place of work or a suitable location.
We fully understand the pressures of running a business and will take this into consideration when designing a solution that meets your needs. We also understand that there's no 'one-size-fits-all' solution and are happy to discuss your requirements in more detail.
You can read more about your employer responsibilities in the leaflet on the link below.
¹ Health and Safety Executive / Department for Transport