Vehicles-Duty-of-Care



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

What is a Company Vehicle?

Company Vehicle

How Many are Your Business Vehicles?

A Company Vehicle is Any Vehicle Driven on Company Business or Organisation Business

A Business Vehicle has nothing to do with who owns the vehicle or how it is funded and there are many variations:-

  • Company owned outright
  • Company leased, Lease Purchase, Hire Purchase etc.
  • Company rental from Hertz, Avis, Budget etc.
  • On approval, loaned from manufacturer, dealership, repair garage etc.
  • Employee owned outright
  • Employee owned but on finance etc.
  • Employee "borrowed" i.e. family member, friend etc.

Following any - Accident - Incident - Claim - or Offence. The Police - Crown Prosecution Service - Health & Safety Executive - and Insurance Companies will investigate and all ask the question -

"Was the Vehicle being driven on business for a Company or Organisation?"

If Yes, then it's a Company Vehicle and any action or proceedings they take against the Vehicle under Current Legislation can now include the company or organisation on whose business it was being used!

Please read some real cases of what can happen - Here - before continuing...

The Authorities will now want to check all Your Vehicle Records!


Vehicle Condition?

Company Vehicle MGB
  • Vehicle Taxed Correctly?
  • Current MOT or Vehicle Inspections up to Date?
  • Vehicle Servicing Records and Log Book available?
  • Tyres in Good Condition - Tyre Pressures Correct?

Vehicle Fit for Purpose?

Company Vehicle VW

  • Right Vehicle for the Job - Latest Safety features?
  • Used well within Job Spec. - Not Overloaded Etc.
  • Used Well within Manufacturers Recommendations?

Risk Assess - but be Prepared for the Unexpected!

Company Vehicle Shark

Vehicles Duty of Care Managers risk assess your Vehicles and Working Practices!

Are ALL Vehicles big or small on two wheels or four being used safely for Business for Any Journey on behalf of you Company?

After any incident you can be sure the authorities will ask that question and their next one will be - DID YOU?


Any Vehicle 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!

This means all must have "Business Insurance" of one type or another for all vehicles used on any business of that company or organisation. You must also include them on your Vehicle Driver Checklist!


If you haven't done already take a good look at our 10 point policy and consider putting it into your company structure before the incident you never thought would happen - happens!


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

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