Vehicle Risk & Compliance
As part of the process to manage workplace road-risk you must determine the extent to which the employees vehicle poses a risk.
The employee is responsible for ensuring their vehicle complies with road traffic law, is in a safe and roadworthy condition and is fit for purpose. However, the employer has a duty of care to ensure as far as reasonably practical any vehicle being used for business is in a safe and roadworthy condition and complies with the law.
The driver should carry out daily safety checks but the employer should carry out random safety inspections as a means of checking that the driver is meeting his/her responsibilities.
In addition, the employer needs to verify and be able to document that the vehicle is compliant for:
As well as being able to achieve the above, it is essential that run-out dates are managed and up to date copies of relevant documents obtained from the driver.
This can be a time-consuming task especially when a business has a large number of employees who drive on business.
TTC DriverProtect® has the capability to easily manage this area of responsibility, ensuring that all information is up to date and easily evidenced.
To find out more about vehicle risk and compliance management with TTC DriverProtect®, please see our ‘Workplace road safety managed service’ section.