Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers have a statutory ‘duty of care’ – that is, they are required – to assess the risk of any employee who drives for work.
However, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start on a fleet risk management programme. It depends on whether your fleet is mainly staff who drive for work or professional drivers or both, as well as your business culture and your organisation’s attitude towards risk.
AA DriveTech’s fleet risk audit or ‘fleet health check’ helps you to understand your exposure to risk by examining your existing management practices and procedures including all legal, duty of care, financial and operational issues. It also identifies how you can mitigate the fleet risks associated with work-related driving whether that’s driving at work or driving professionally.