A free event hosted by the Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance (ScORSA) is to tackle occupational road risk by giving advice and information to businesses attending. The dangers of driving for work will be highlighted along with the things that businesses can do to help keep their employees and the public safe on the roads. Anyone who is interested in keeping people safe can attend along with health and safety professionals and road safety practitioners.
Businesses and other attendees will learn about the importance of managing occupational road risk via a series of seminars, and attendees will also be able to have any questions answered at the event. Seminars will provide information and insight on the liability of employers who have a fleet, the importance of mandatory driver health checks to keep drivers safe and the benefits of getting the Managing Occupational Road Risk SQA qualification. A third of road crashes involve someone driving for road purposes according to RoSPA’s road safety manager for Scotland, meaning that employers have a duty of care to ensure that their drivers are safe on the roads.
Risks of driving for work
Anyone who uses a vehicle for work should be aware of their responsibility to other road users when driving. Employers have a responsibility to teach and educate their employees who drive to ensure that they do not put people at risk on the road. Occupational road risk can be increased for those who drive heavy goods vehicles or larger vehicles such as buses as part of their work. Training should be provided and any road safety issues which apply to your business should also be addressed. Although training may be provided, some drivers may not take the training as seriously as they should. If you have been involved in an accident that is someone else’s fault, you may be able to make a compensation claim.
Claiming for road traffic accidents
You can call Accident Advice Helpline for assistance if you have been involved in an accident on the road that was caused by another road user. Call us free on our 24-hour helpline to discuss your case at length with one of our experts or contact us via our online form if you are short on time. We offer no-obligation advice and our no win, no fee* policy ensures that you won’t have to pay anything upfront to make a claim for the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown