Introduction to Wallace DriveSafe
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and 1992 and the P.U.W.E.R 1998 legislation require all employers to be responsible for the Health and Safety of their employees. This includes driving any sort of vehicle while at work.
The legislation requires employers to conduct risk assessments and provide training as appropriate. You must also provide safe working conditions and practices. Records of these actions must be available for inspection. In matters concerning driving, Wallace DriveSafe can carry out all of these functions for your Company.
The implications of this legislation are that if one of your employees is injured at work (even if it was the employees' own fault), the Company must be able to demonstrate it has taken reasonable action to ensure the driver’s safe driving and has complied with the legislation. If it cannot, any fine or imprisonment of the Directors will be much more severe.
It is no legal defence to say “Fred’s worked with us for 15 years and he’s never had an accident before!”
Benefits of Wallace DriveSafe
We are dedicated to providing driving assessments and driver training to all kinds of companies and organisations on all types of vehicles from a saloon car to a 44 tonne truck from your premises using your vehicles in your normal operating environment.
FINANCIAL BENEFITS: Trained drivers provide you with better MPG and drive sympathetically, reducing service and repair costs, helping maintain the residual values.
PUBLIC IMAGE: Who is your driver sharing the road with? One of your clients’ managers? Be sure your vehicles are being driven in a safe and considerate manner.
LEGAL COMPLIANCE: Assessments, training and supervision are fundamental aspects of Health & Safety at Work legislation and PUWER (1998) regulations. Forthcoming legislation will make individuals within your organisation directly accountable for any unsafe actions of their employees. If supervision or training is found to be inadequate, fines and ultimately imprisonment may result.
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