A company’s reputation is formed by those who represent it. Company drivers driving company vehicles, particularly branded vehicles are heavily scrutinised by the general public and can face immense pressures whilst driving for work.
Liability to board members
Health and safety legilsation requires employers to undertake a comprehensive health and safety assessment to minimise risk at work. As workers are increasingly required to drive as part of their working routine, this assessment becomes equally applicable to to the driving environment. Board members will be held liable if the company fails to implement a strategy to minimise the occupational risk of driving.
Full details about employers’ ‘Duty of care’ can be found here: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg382.pdf