Free compliance health check

29 March 2016

Fuel Card Services has teamed up with Applied Driving Techniques (ADT) to offer fleet operators a free Compliance Health Check.

This is designed to offer major cost savings, fewer road collisions and protected corporate reputation. It reveals how well a fleet complies with health and safety, duty of care and other relevant legal requirements, suggesting corrective action.

Jim Golby, ADT director of research and customer experience, said: “Many employers are unwittingly exposed and at risk due to their failure to ensure staff driving on behalf of the business are operating compliantly. This is despite clear HSE guidance, since 2003, designating driving on business an ‘at work’ activity. Almost a third of deaths on UK roads occur during business-related journeys.”

The Compliance Health Check reviews existing processes, identifying any gaps in the driver safety policy, fleet safety audit trail, driver-specific risk assessment and document checking. It also checks management procedures for grey fleets, where employees drive their own vehicles on work-related journeys. There is no legal distinction between these vehicles and in-house company cars and vans, creating added liabilities for a business.

Steve Clarke, group marketing manager for Fuel Card Services, added: “As part of our CompleteCare service, in partnership with ADT, we can help any fleet manager to ensure that their legal liabilities are fully covered.”