Managing Work Related Road Safety
Did you know? In 2014, 547 people were killed, 5,168 seriously injured and more than 44,000 slightly injured in collisions involving a driver or rider driving for work.
The HSE state that: ‘a vehicle, when being used for work purposes is considered a piece of work equipment, and as such, must be managed from a risk management point of view no differently from any other piece of work equipment or machinery’.
A statement that abides by The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
The police force is more vigilant than ever when investigating road traffic incidents, with no hesitation in referring cases to the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) in instances of neglect and serious compliance breach of work related travel.
The real costs of road traffic incidents are normally far greater then first anticipated!
Cost to the business:
Repairing or replacing the vehicle
Operational impact (vehicle off road, hire etc.)
Rise of insurance premiums
Non-insured losses (if not insured accordingly)
Cost to the individual:
Personal accident or injury
Time off work
Loss of earnings
It’s simple, the responsibility falls on the employer to manage and reduce the risks of road traffic incidents to their employees, which goes beyond basic compliance. Effective management of work-related road safety will not only ensure you are legally compliant in the event of an incident, but more importantly, reduce the chance of an incident happening in the first place.
The HSE give a detailed brief of what is expected and involved in managing work-related road safety effectively, all of which TTC DriverProtect can manage for you.
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TTC DriverProtect is the division of the TTC Group dedicated to fleet road safety, TTC’s end-to-end driver risk management service committed to minimising fleet driver risk and optimising driver-related business performance.