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Vehicles Duty of Care
  • Vehicles Duty of Care - "Safe Drivers and Safe Vehicles for ALL Business Use"

Are VDOC Are You! the person responsible for the Drivers & Vehicles Duty of Care on Company Business?

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Vehicles Duty of Care - A 10 Point Package

MANAGEMENT POLICY

Do You have a Vehicle Duty of Care Manager?

Assign a Senior Manager with overall and specific responsibility managing Vehicles Duty of Care Policy for driving at work. VDOC Manager

Do You have a written Company Car Policy?

VDOC Company Car Policy Implement Vehicle Duty of Care, which incorporates driving at work in a written Company Car Policy Document.

Do You keep records of all drivers and vehicles used for your Business?

Routinely, Record and act on the findings of Risk Assessment dealing with all aspects of driving at work including DRIVER SAFETY, VEHICLE SAFETY and JOURNEY PLANNING. VDOC Duty of Care

Do You Log All incidents involving Drivers and Vehicles on Company Business?

VDOC Car Insurance Record every incident involving any vehicle driven on behalf of The Company and that Collective Information is regularly analysed and action taken to reduce reocurrence.

DRIVER SAFETY

Do You provide all Drivers with a Duty of Care Handbook explaining "Driving at Work" Instructions?

VDOC Copany Car Policy Provide all Driver's on company business with a Vehicles Duty of Care Handbook that includes road safety guidance and sets out individual driver responsibilities, in support of the company's policies and procedures, e.g. what to do in the event of an Accident.

Do You regularly check all business drivers are medically fit, trained and licensed?

Ensure that all People driving on behalf of The Company are Initially Vetted, Inducted and Regularly Assessed, to establish that they are Properly Licensed, Competent, Suitably Trained and Medically Fit to do so. Vehicles Duty of Care

VEHICLE SAFETY

Do You choose vehicles that are fit for purpose with the best safety features?

VDOC Duty of Care Ensure that when Choosing Vehicles to be used on behalf of the Company, that they are Entirely Suitable for Their Intended Purpose and that utmost importance is placed on Safety Features.

Do You regularly check all business vehicles are taxed, tested and maintained?

Ensure that All Vehicles used on behalf of the Company are Regularly Inspected and Strictly Maintained using the Manufacturers Recommended Service Schedules (and if applicable in accordance with Operator licence requirements). Vehicles Duty of Care

JOURNEY PLANNING

Do You monitor if all road journeys are necessary?

VDOC Journey Planning Check whether a Road Journey is Really Necessary - and encourage the use of alternative modes of Communication and or Transport where this is practical.

Do You ensure road journeys are scheduled to a realistic timetable with adequate rest periods?

Ensure that necessary Journeys are Scheduled to a Realistic Timetable and are planned to take into account the essential need for Adequate Rest Periods. VDOC Vehicles Duty of Care

Any Vehicle or Driver on the Business of a Company or Organisation in any form from - the School teacher's Golf taking little Nikki home with a cut finger - the church warden's Ford focus taking the Alter Cloth to the dry cleaners - to the heavy goods vehicle on its way with 20 tonnes of white goods - All are Owed a Duty of Care by you as VDOC Manager!

VDOC - Golden Rule

"It is not what you have done but what you can prove you have done!"

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