DRIVING AT WORK NI
An employer’s ‘duty of care’ in the workplace extends to any vehicle being used for business
For the majority of employees the most dangerous thing they do while at work is drive on public roads. We often associate this with employees that spend a considerable amount of their working time driving but the risk is no different for those who drive occasionally on their organisation’s business.
It is estimated that up to 1/3 of all road traffic collisions involve drivers at work. Factor this into the PSNI’s annual road traffic statistics and some big numbers appear.
Thankfully the majority of these incidents are minor in nature, but the majority are also preventable.