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You may be surprised to find to what extent an employer is responsible for the safety and behaviour of employees whilst driving, or in control of vehicles. This section aims to highlight your obligations and laws affecting you as an employer.
For additional information please refer also to Civil Law and Guide to Corporate Killing.
As an employer you have an obligation by law to manage the risk to drivers' health and safety.
You should ensure you comply with the following:
Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
You are required to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
You have a responsibility to manage health and safety effectively by:
It's worth noting that Health and Safety law does not apply to commuting, unless the employee is travelling from their home to a location, which is not their usual place of work.
How to manage work-related road safety
The WRRS (HSE) advise the main areas you need to address are:
Useful Motor Risk Templates are available for you to download free of charge - visit our ‘Tools and Templates' section.
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This document contains general information and guidance and is not and should not be relied on as specific advice. The document may not cover every risk, exposure or hazard that may arise and Aviva recommend that you obtain specific advice relevant to the circumstances. AVIVA accepts no responsibility or liability towards any person who may rely upon this document.
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