Occupational Road Risk Management

The management of occupational road risk (employees driving vehicles for work purposes) is quickly gaining awareness throughout businesses and the safety profession alike as being an area largely ignored when company policies are produced.

During the year 2015/2016, 144 people were killed in workplace accidents in the UK. Each year in the UK, approximately 1750 people are killed on our roads, with 550 of these involving persons driving for work purposes, so here is something we can do which could drastically reduce fatalities while people are carrying out duties in connection with their work.

The Government has clearly indicated that it intends to pursue a policy of reducing road traffic accidents and has set tough targets. Research has confirmed that individuals driving on company business are far more likely than other road users to be involved in an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

Therefore there is an increasing focus by the authorities on work related driving, with existing Health and Safety legislation now being actively used in a bid to reduce the accident toll. Companies are now almost certain to be investigated by the police and HSE in the wake of a serious road traffic accident.

Our services include an audit to ascertain what is currently in place, the nature of your business and the type of people who drive vehicles on the road, weather they drive cars, vans or and LGV.

We then advise on simple and effective policies and procedures which can be installed to ensure you minimise the risk employees are exposed to when driving on the road.

For further information please get in touch so we can answer any questions you might have.

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