grey fleet

Grey Fleet Management

Organisations that allow their employees to drive their own vehicles on business are walking a health and safety tightrope. Too many SMEs believe that if they allow staff to drive privately-owned cars or vans on work-related journeys then health and safety and duty of care regulations can be ignored. Wrong! Legally, any vehicle driven on company business – no matter who owns it – responsibility rests with the employer. Employee-owned vehicles driven on business are known as the ‘grey fleet’ – but the law is very black and white over where responsbility for the vehicle and driver lies in terms of occupational road risk management. Therefore, it is incumbent on all employers to have in place a robust ‘grey fleet’ management policy that will satisfy l... »