When we ask businesses what comes to mind when they think of “work related road risk” we get a range of responses, not all good either. Most are not sure what it fully relates to, aside from the obvious estimates anyone can draw from the four words. Others think it’s some form of complex study into why collisions happen. Others see it as something, which is (probably) very important, but really don’t understand how it fits in to their organisation, or what is required of them to understand, or be aware of.
How We See It:
We see work related road risk as something quite simple, but essential to understand. Work related road risk relates to the risk your drivers pose and/or are exposed to when driving as part of their job. Whether that is to and from the office, or extensive nationwide travel as part of their job role. As a company you need to be aware of the work related road risks your drivers face.
Key elements of work related road risk include:
a. The age range of your employees that drive
b. The mileage your employees drive annually
c. Their collision history
d. Points on their licence
e. Type of vehicle or vehicles they drive
f. Type of roads they mostly drive on
Your Legal Duty:
You have a legal duty under “Health & Safety at Work” to make sure you manage your work related road risk effectively. Driving is dangerous, it’s a liability, it’s costly as:
a. It puts your staff at risk
b. It puts other road users at risk
c. It can cost your company a great deal of money
d. It puts you, your business and your reputation at risk
How Can You Comply?
You are able to comply with “Health & Safety at Work” and manage your work related road risk by:
a. Making sure your business must not do anything that puts drivers at risk.
b. Making sure your company work-related driving activities do not endanger other road users.
c. Making sure your directors put appropriate policies and procedures in place to ensure this is so.
d. Make sure that all employees follow these policies and procedures at all times.
You also have a moral duty to make sure your drivers get home safely at the end of each day.
How We Help:
We help make companies manage a key part of their work related road risk, by offering bespoke driver training for each driver, regardless of where in the UK they are based, their level of experience or the distance they travel as part of their job.
All training is road based, and takes place in a drivers own car or van. After the training a company will receive a full driving report for each driver, which will outline the driving standard both before and after the training. We measure a driver in 20+ key areas and score them either excellent, very good, good, adequate or poor.
We do this at the start and the end, so you can see the improvement and in what areas. There will also be notes from the tutor too.
This report will be proof the driver has received professional driver training from a DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) registered advanced driving instructor. The tutors DVSA registration number will be recorded on this report.
Get in Touch:
Why not get in touch and see how Drivers Domain UK can help train your drivers, and help you to manage your work related road risk. We offer bespoke 3.5hr and 7hr courses, which can be split between drivers at single or multiple locations across the UK. Some companies come to us to train all their drivers, while others need our help when they take on a new driver, while others request on-road training for only more “at-risk” drivers, such as those that drive above a set annual mileage, or have had a road traffic collision.