Michael Appleby speaks at the first meeting of Fleet Service GB's new Achieve Driver Management User Group
Many employers fail to effectively manage driving risk on a day-to-day basis, despite being compliant with work-related road safety legislation.
That's according to Michael Appleby, a health and safety lawyer from legal firm Fisher Scoggins Waters, who has warned that many organisations go through a compliance 'tick box procedure', such as checking driving licences and encouraging defect checks, but then fail to translate the information gathered into practical management. Appleby warned this could put them at risk of criminal prosecutions or civil actions in the event of a crash.
Speaking at the first meeting of Fleet Service GB's new Achieve Driver Management User Group, he said:
"Too many companies view road risk as managing compliance and not managing the risk itself."
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