Global Road Safety is a leading provider of risk
management solutions to organisations seeking to improve their health and safety compliance, reduce fleet operational costs
and safeguard the welfare of employees who drive as part of their work activity. We are committed to delivering highly
effective results through our range of targeted road safety solutions, including in car fleet driver training and state of
the art online driver assessments and online driver training.
Transport costs are often a large expenditure for an organisation; therefore, an effective road safety
plan is essential to keep costs as low as reasonably practicable.
The true impact of accidents to organisations
is nearly always higher than just the costs of repairs and insurance claims. The benefits to you of managing work-related
road safety can be considerable, no matter what the size of your business. It allows you to exercise better control over costs,
such as wear and tear, fuel consumption, insurance premiums and legal fees and claims from employees and third parties. It
also allows you to make informed decisions about matters such as driver training and vehicle purchase and helps you identify
where health & safety improvements can be made.
Case studies and research have shown that benefits of managing road safety and reducing crashes include:
days lost due to injury
- Reduced risk
of work-related ill health
stress and improved morale
- Less time
spent on investigations and paperwork
lost time due to work rescheduling
vehicles off the road for repair
running costs through better driving standards
missed orders and business opportunities
chance of key employees being banned from driving
Driving at Work (2003) Health & Safety Executive
Duty of Care
The Health and Safety
at Work Act 1974 requires you to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all employees while
at work. You also have a responsibility to ensure that others are not put at risk by your work-related driving activities.
Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, you have a responsibility to manage health and
safety effectively. You
need to carry out an assessment of the risks to the health and safety of your employees, whilst at work and to other people
who may be affected by their work activities. The Regulations require you to review your risk assessment periodically, so
that it remains appropriate. 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.