WHY SAFETY IS IMPORTANT
It goes without saying that everyone wants to ensure that drivers are kept safe. Businesses automatically acquire duty of care responsibility for any employees driving on its behalf, so need to put in place policies and practices to support that responsibility.
If a business is found to be negligible in that duty, it could face prosecution under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 or even, in the case of a fatality, the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.
Lex Autolease believes that every van driver has a right to come home safely, and its engineering team sets the highest standards possible to ensure that happens.