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Workplace Road Safety Services for Local Authorities
Like companies, Local Authorities have the same Duty of Care towards all employees making work-related journeys whether they do so in a company or privately owned vehicle. However, for Local Authorities, managing workplace road safety can be even more challenging given the vast array of vehicles – including motorbikes, gritters, minibuses etc – and the sheer size of the workforce.
It is essential that the Local Authority checks and validates that drivers have a valid licence for the vehicle they are driving, and are competent to do so. For example a school teacher occasionally driving a minibus is a very different, but real risk as apposed to a council worker driving a gritter.
Similarly to companies, on balance Local Authorities are far more effective at implementing a successful company vehicle policy than they are at managing their ‘grey fleet’, i.e. employees who are driving their own car for work-related journeys or those making irregular journeys in council-owned vehicles such as minibuses.
Whether a Local Authority employee is driving a company or privately-owned vehicle, you must ensure all employees have up-to-date valid driving licences, along with ensuring all ‘grey fleet’ vehicles are compliant. Furthermore, Local Authority’s need to understand the risks associated with the driver – the risk they pose to themselves and to the organisation.
At TTC we believe in prevention rather than cure and this is why we offer our clients – TTC DriverProtect® – an end-to-end workplace road safety managed service that leaves them safe in the knowledge that their road safety policy is up-to-date, communicated and enforced, and the necessary online, in-class or on-road is delivered.
If you are a local authority that would like to learn more about TTC’s workplace road safety services including TTC’s managed service DriverProtect® please speak to one of our specialists on 03330 113 113 or visit our website.
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