Duty of Care - core responsibilities Duty of Care - core responsibilities
Regardless of the business vehicle, on one thing there should be no confusion: the need for the organisation, through the fleet manager or similar position, to make sure that all the legal requirements are met in full. It is now absolutely clear that an employer has to include "driving at work" within the overall Health & Safety scheme in place. There are many aspects to this and the root is an effective risk assessment/risk management policy to provide a framework for ensuring that a safe working culture is in place and that it is reinforced on a regular basis.
That's where this web-based Guide to Fleet Management comes in. We intend to provide a good general background to the options, with pointers to best practice and hopefully, clear signals of major pitfalls. And there are potential pitfalls: making the wrong decision about funding or fuel choice can result in overall fleet costs becoming much higher than necessary to achieve the same results in terms of people and goods moved.