Avis have produced a white paper on Duty of Care to help small to medium business (SMEs) who require members of there staff to travel for work.
FACT: 200 drivers are killed or injured each week whilst travelling on company business*
That’s a chilling figure, but the law of averages says that many of these drivers will be working for SMEs simply because they employ more people than any other sector of UK corporate business.
Research has consistently shown it is the SME sector which is least aware of the responsibilities facing employers around their driver’s safety and for that reason puts them most at risk of prosecution, if an employee is involved in, or causes a major accident whilst driving on company business.
SMEs, just like large corporate companies are expected to adopt a road safety policy, even if they only have a few employees driving on company business to ensure they protect themselves against possible prosecution.
To read the full white paper click here