The Questions to ask your Fleet Manager
In order for the Directors and business to be protected from fleet risk, there must not only be answers to the following but there must be PROOF shown digitally, as this is what the Police and HSE will look for in an investigation.
These questions apply to all vehicles – including those that are private vehicles used for any company business – even as simple as someone using their car to buy milk for a company meeting (‘Grey Fleet’). Whether the vehicles are owned or leased, the same laws and regulations apply to the company’s legal responsibilities.
We recommend that the questions and answers are given face to face and with no notice so everything is clear and transparent. The evidence trail is crucial as this is what will be asked if there is a serious incident and the police or HSE investigate.
This may seem like a lot of questions but it represents just a small part of what your Fleet Team should be doing to protect you. A few minutes asking these questions could save the Directors and business significant financial penalties and keep you from being prosecuted.
For 2 random company vehicles on the fleet
For 2 Grey Fleet vehicles (employee owned but used on business) Ask the same questions as above and..
If there is any doubt about the answers you were given – there is a potential risk.
Vigilant can carry out a audit and produce a detailed report for you that will be able to give you the ‘peace of mind’ that your fleet is compliant and that the business and directors are protected should an incident occur involving your vehicles or drivers.
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