driver safety

Employers are Risking Driver Safety

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has urged employers to maintain business vehicles, after RAC research revealed that company drivers are twice as likely to be involved in a road traffic accident as the average motorist. “In today’s lean times, when many employers may be tempted to cut costs on vehicle servicing and vehicle checks, we’d remind companies that they are legally responsible for the safety of their employees while at work, and this includes ‘on the road’ work activities,” said IOSH president Ray Hurst. “There are around a thousand work-related deaths on the road each year,” he added. “Although these are not officially reported as occupational accidents, they are nevertheless part of a pattern of workpl... »