Are YOU the person responsible for the Drivers & Vehicles Duty of Care on Your Company's Business use?
Vehicles Duty of Care Policy - Can You All 10?
Assign a Senior Manager with overall and specific responsibility managing Vehicles Duty of Care Policy for driving at work.
Implement Vehicle Duty of Care, which incorporates driving at work in a written Company Car Policy Document.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Check whether a Road Journey is Really Necessary - and encourage the use of alternative modes of Communication and or Transport where this is practical.
Ensure that necessary Journeys are Scheduled to a Realistic Timetable and are planned to take into account the essential need for Adequate Rest Periods.
A VDOC (Vehicles Duty Of Care) Manager Does!
VDOC - Golden Rule
"It is not what you have done but what you can prove you have done!"