Your obligations for Driver Duty of Care
A whitepaper produced by TomTom – business solutions for vehicle tracking from FLEETSense.
Workplace Health and Safety Regulations and Duty of Care (DoC) obligations have become increasingly important, particularly for companies that operate fleets of vehicles which are considered as places of work under UK law.
While, for some, DoC has either been ignored or treated as an additional unwelcome administrative burden, many companies have found addressing their legal requirements has been a blessing in disguise.
What is Duty of Care?
The law, including various road traffic acts and regulations, requires employers to develop Health and Safety (H&S) policies to minimise the risks to the health and wellbeing of employees while at work – this is a company’s Duty of Care.