This topic looks at the risks and control measures that should be considered in relation to employees driving on the organisation’s business. In particular, it discusses factors related to the driver, journey and vehicle.

Employers' Duties

  • The Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 requires employers to:

    • ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees

    • provide safe plant and systems of work, which includes vehicles driven by employees on company business

    • ensure the safe use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances; this applies to anything being carried in a vehicle in connection with work

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