Workplace driving: Are you doing it right?


Drew Spellar, Commercial Head, Ambit

Whether it is a primary function of providing products and services to customers or part of the business operation, workplace driving is part of most organisations and often we don’t even realise it. If you’re focused on delivering results then it probably isn’t at the top of your list of things to deal with, but if your employees are driving for your organisation, even if it is in their own vehicle, then you have a responsibility.

Laws to protect organisations and their employees cover a broad range of areas, and driving for work is no different. And with driving being one of the most hazardous activities we undertake on a frequent basis, we need to ensure we are acting in line with legislation that protects the health and safety of employees at work. These obligations don’t just apply to larger organisations either – even a company with five employees is required to carry out a risk assessment on driving for work. It is important to understand what you need to do to make sure our organisations are compliant and our employees are safe, but where do you start?

A robust policy on workplace driving is a great place to begin. It lets everybody know what their responsibilities are and what is expected of them. Ambit can run checks on vehicle roadworthiness and driving licences to ensure legal compliance of your employees in vehicles they are using for work. In fact, there is a lot we can do - but knowing where to start can be the hardest part. That is why Ambit have pulled together everything you need to know to make it easier for you to ensure safe driving throughout your organisation and helping you to run a better business.

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