With many fleets comprising company, pool and Grey Fleet vehicles, the onus on being compliant is increased. Having evidence logs of checks, service histories and the sharing of company policies are more important than ever.
If that dreaded accident should happen with one of your drivers and the company records are not in evidence, it will cause significant risk to both the business and the Directors.
To ensure some ‘peace of mind’ many businesses are opting for a Compliance Audit and at Vigilant we have over thirty years of independent experience of fleet regulations. A simple objective audit can allow your business to flourish without the risk of not being compliant.
Whatever the size of your fleet, a vehicle is considered to be a ‘place of work’ and there is an implied, moral and legal Duty of Care.
The Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007 has had an effect on how businesses operate and manage their vehicle fleets, along all current Health & Safety legislation. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has hundreds of cases on their files and is anticipating many of these to go to court in the next 12 months.
With over 30 years experience of the Fleet sector, Vigilant Plc can carry-out a Fleet Compliance Audit for your business.
The audit includes:
Many businesses, though, have still not changed their procedures. This will increase the risk to their drivers, other road users and the business owners. The reality is that it will be directors and fleet managers standing in court facing charges of Corporate Manslaughter.
Let us help you protect your people and your business.