HR negligence risk exposure is greater than we thought

85% of those responsible for workplace driving weren’t aware of their obligations

Driving is the most dangerous thing that most people do at work. Most workplaces have fire safety, building and liability insurance, and health and safety training sorted.

But, what about when it comes to something that most of us do at some point – driving for work?

We want to share the message that driver and vehicle compliance and safety are a crucial part of any employer’s duty of care to those working for their organisation. As part of this, we recently attended the CIPD HR Software Show where we had the opportunity to talk to a number of key decision makers and HR professionals.

Here are the top three things we learned:

  • Most people don’t know their responsibilities: Over 85%, in fact, weren’t aware. If they did, they didn’t understand the reach; either the type of responsibilities that they have or the people who work for them who are included. While many understood the concept of company cars and white vans, few recognised the responsibilities for those who drive for work in their own vehicles or for self-employed contractors.
  • Most people are doing things the hard way: The majority of who we spoke to do meet their legal obligations to some extent but they’re doing it in a manual way. Because of this, they are still exposed to risk. It’s arduous and time-consuming which often meant things or people were missed. Likewise, the manual nature would result in not meeting GDPR compliance for handling personal data for managing workplace driving policy and guidelines.
  • There’s a lot of information to take in: With ever-changing laws, updated news, and an increase in information, it’s extremely difficult for someone in the HR space to ensure they are continuously doing the right things. Staying up to date with legislation and best practice is often futile.

This is where we come in. Ambit can help with all of these aspects providing you with the tools, information, and access to partners to help you keep your employees safe and compliant when driving for your organisation.

For a 30-day, no obligation free trial, we can help you set up a workplace driving policy (if you don’t already have one), ensure all members of staff have read it, and even carry out your first round of licence checks for you. After the trial, our entry-level package is still free, or you can upgrade for a minimal annual fee.

To give it a try or even just chat about whether your current processes are already compliant, get in touch with us now and let us help you and your staff to be compliant and safe on the roads.