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The most relevant legal obligations, which the employer has to meet, are those relating to Health and Safety law. These obligations are summarised below, but please note that they are in addition to the duties an employer has under other legislation such as Road Traffic law.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires the employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all employees while at work and to ensure that others are not put at risk by work-related driving activities.
Under the management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the employer has a responsibility to manage health and safety effectively. You are required to carry out a regular assessment of the risks to the health and safety of your employees while they are at work, and to other people who may be affected by their work activities. The Regulations require you to periodically review your risk assessment so that it remains appropriate.
These health and safety legal responsibilities apply to the employee who drives as part of their job as much as to the employee who works in a factory or office environment.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requires that every employer has a legal responsibility to make a regular assessment of the risks to the health and safety of their employees while at work, and to take remedial action as necessary.
The Regulations require you to periodically review your risk assessment so that it remains appropriate.
Many companies hire employees and provide a company vehicle for business and personal use. However;
the law states that the employer is legally responsible for ensuring employees that drive as part of their job are as well trained to use the tool of their trade as someone who works in an office or on a factory floor
To find out more about your legal obligations and how we can help you meet those, then contact us now for an informal chat.
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