Employers now have to consider the safety of their employees whilst driving in connection with business and the phrase 'duty of care' has become synonymous with road safety while doing so.
Several areas of legislation cover driving at work and the BVRLA has produced a Guide to Driving at Work to assist members when reviewing their own policies or talking to their customers about this subject.
The BVRLA Guide to Driving at Work
is intended to be used as a tool in the general management of health and safety within the workplace and should be read by everyone who is involved with driving on business. The Guide offers advice that will be helpful in putting together a company policy on corporate social responsibility in terms of driving at work, a policy which should be robust, demonstrable and auditable to show that an employer has taken all reasonable steps to protect their employee’s and other road users.
- Practical case studies to demonstrate the business benefits of implementing some of the recommendations in the guide.
- Information on telematics and monitoring devices provide an overview of technical solutions which may assist in safer driving and reducing accident costs.
- Advice on towing and vehicle load and equipment have been added to help those who operate light commercial vehicles.
- A section on grey fleet to cover employees using their own vehicles and to highlight the cost to business of the grey fleet.
has been reviewed by the legal firm, Eversheds and has the endorsement of HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Chairman of Roadsafe.
Annexes for the guides can be downloaded below:
Statement of best practice on providing driver details
The BVRLA has worked closely with the Association of Car Fleet Operators and the Association of Chief Police Officers to agree a statement of best practice with regards to the responsibilities of all parties when drivers' details need to be obtained by the Police in emergency situations.
The best practice can be downloaded below;
ACFO BVRLA release of driver details