Road Safety Week 2019

Why fleets should take part in Road Safety Week

Most fleets take safety very seriously, not only because it is part of their legal responsibility as a Duty of Care but due to the moral commitment they make to protecting their employees at work. However, even the most conscientious business can benefit from new ideas – and that’s why Road Safety Week, held annually…
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October: Tyre Safety Month

Getting a grip on tyre safety

October is Tyre Safety Month – and therefore an ideal time to take a look at some of the basics of good tyre safety for any business that operates cars and vans. Tyres are perhaps not the most interesting subject in the world but ensuring they are properly managed is essential and part of your…
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1Link: Vehicle management

How to manage journey risks at work

Our two posts on Duty of Care have so far covered the vehicle and the driver. Here, we are going to look at the third and final factor you need to consider – the journey. The underlying principle here is that risk needs to be managed surrounding the demands being placed on the driver on the road.

Driver responsibilities

The importance of maintenance for your duty of care

In our last blog, we started talking about the importance of duty of care and your legal responsibilities relating to the driver. In this second part, we’re going to look at vehicles. There are some fundamental points to bear in mind around choosing company cars and vans and then maintaining them. It is worth bearing…
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Fleet managment: SMR

Why lower new car sales mean a bigger focus on SMR

You’ll probably have already noticed that fleet new car sales are down again. In June, according to the SMMT, there were 133,310 new cars registered to fleets and businesses, a 5% fall year-on-year. In total, the market is down about 3.4% so far this year. The reasons for this are probably no mystery – continuing…
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Duty of care: company car or van

Why company car and van duty of care matters for everyone

A surprising number of employers in smaller companies are unaware that, even if they operate just one company vehicle, they have a legal duty of care. This is no small responsibility. If there is an accident that results in the injury or death of any road user and you are found to have been negligent,…
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