Company Vehicle Safety
A significant asset to most organisations are their vehicles whether it is one car used by an individual, or a fleet of Heavy Goods Vehicles. Protecting that asset is obviously crucial.
Company Car Policy
For ease of use, The HiViz Safety System calls them all your ‘Fleet’.
You will probably be familiar with the day-to-day running of the vehicles and aware of the various legal requirements such as allowable driving hours, statutory inspections and daily maintenance checks. It is essential to also consider the general Health & Safety issues.
The Fleet Safety Module of our online software will help you identify what you do have under control and highlight what may need improvement. A practical and cost effective exercise is to carry out your own Risk Assessment of your ‘Fleet’ activities.
The Assessment covers a number of topics including:
- Road Safety Policy
- Competency & Training
- Fitness and Health
- Safety Equipment
- Safety Critical Information
- Ergonomic Considerations
- Weather Conditions
- Risk of Falls
- Manual Handling Risks
It will be essential for your staff to know basic information including:
- What the Company Vehicle Policy is concerning inspection, use and maintenance of vehicles
- Who is allowed/insured to drive
- What are their individual requirements and responsibilities
- What they need to do after an accident.
- What are the Do’s and Don’ts of vehicle operations
The HiViz Safety Fleet Safety Module takes you through all these steps giving you a realistic idea of where you stand legally. It also gives you, where necessary, a practical plan for any improvements.
To help you make drivers fully aware of what they need to know HiViz Safety has provided a Drivers Handbook template that can be downloaded, modified and issued to appropriate personnel. Our online tool will give you all the information required to help you generate a comprehensive company car policy to suit your organisation’s requirements.