Driving for Better Business

SSRP in partnership with Staffordshire Business and Environment Network and Driving for Better Business have hosted a number of events to raise awareness of the importance of work-related road safety in both the business community and public sector, promoting the business benefits of managing work-related journeys effectively.

Did you know....if you employ five or more people you are legally required to have a Health & Safety policy in place which ideally should have a provision for managing work related journeys?

Employees who drive on company business are now considered to be undertaking a work related activity, and the vehicle they drive is considered a piece of work equipment. Corporate manslaughter legislation now paves the way for businesses to be prosecuted if their employees are involved in a road traffic accident and a failing in the companies 'duty of care' is deemed to be a contributory factor.

Do you want to take the risk? The cost is just £40 (invoices will be issued prior to the event).

Benefits of training:

  • Enhances personal and professional development of staff
  • Addresses work related journeys under the Corporate Manslaughter act
  • Gives techniques to reduce stress and fatigue while driving
  • Reduces the risk of road traffic incidents
  • Reduce accident costs and down time
  • Raises your company profile
  • Addresses environmental issues
  • Includes a demonstration drive (optional). Qualified driving instructors (who will be driving on the day) will be taking up to 3 people per car and will be giving a running commentary on what to look out for etc.

If you would like to take part in this scheme please ring the Road Safety Unit on 0300 111 8012 or email Kevin Wilcox at kevin.wilcox@staffordshire.gov.uk

 

Click here to view a copy of a presentation from a previous event that was held and includes:

  • Information from Adrian Walsh Director of RoadSafe discussing Putting the 'Better' into Driving for Better Business
  • A presentation from Dave Wallington from BT who examines Occupational Road Risk - A Business Issue
  • Alison Moriarty from Enterprise answers the question What does an effective risk management process look like?
  • Tracey Scarr from Arval discusses Developing a "Sustainable" Safety Campaign
  • Diane Roberts from Staffordshire Business and Environment Network gives an introduction of the benefits of being a member of SBEN.
  • Jeremy Scott from Langleys Solicitors gives a briefing on the key legal issues which directors and managers should be aware of in order to manage risk and to avoid the serious consequences of non compliance.

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