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Companies and organisations need to ensure that they have effective policies and procedures in place to reduce any risk of incidents and resultant prosecutions. This applies to all companies, regardless of size, that use any vehicles for company business.
Many businesses believe that by operating an opt out, cash for cars or car allowance scheme that they are absolved of the responsibilities usually associated with providing a company vehicle. This is not the case. If anything, when managing non company vehicles, known as grey fleet, companies need to be even more diligent due to the fact that they have less control over a vehicle supplied and operated outside of a traditional company car scheme.
Doing nothing is simply not an option and the risks are real...
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, an employer has two key duties:
to ensure, so far as is reasonable practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees.
to conduct his undertaking in such a way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons not in his employment who may be affected by it are not thereby exposed to risks to their health or safety.
Failure to meet these obligations and the achieve compliance can result in prosecution that may lead to substantial fines, directorship disqualification and in some circumstances a custodial sentence. All individuals, from the top down, seen to be complicit in the enablement of the use of a vehicle for business may be implicated.
KeyFleet Automotive has gained substantial experience by successfully implementing road risk solutions into large, medium and small businesses. Our solutions ensured that companies met the duty of care to their employees and members of the public.
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Is your business compliant?