Compliance & Training

UK fleet managers must navigate a complex landscape of compliance legislations to ensure their operations are both legal and efficient. Here are a few key compliance legislations that they need to be aware of.

Compliance and Training: Your Fleet's Foundation for Safety and Efficiency

In the dynamic world of fleet management, ensuring the safety of your drivers and compliance with legal requirements is paramount.

Our comprehensive Compliance and Training programs are designed to address every aspect of fleet management responsibilities, from duty of care obligations under the Health and Safety Act 1974 to proactive vehicle inspections and DVLA real-time licence checking.

With a focus on reducing liability and risk while prioritizing employee welfare, we equip your business with the tools and knowledge for exemplary fleet operations.

Health & Safety Act 1974

Legal Obligations Under the Health & Safety Act 1974

The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 mandates employers to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of their employees as far as reasonably practicable.

In the context of fleet management, this includes ensuring vehicles are safe to use, drivers are properly trained, and risks related to driving tasks are adequately assessed and mitigated.

This includes rigorous risk assessments, implementing necessary preventive measures, and fostering a culture of safety. Our programs are designed to help you navigate these requirements, ensuring your fleet operations not only comply with current regulations but also anticipate future legislative changes.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

These regulations require employers to conduct risk assessments and take appropriate action to mitigate those risks.

For fleet managers, this means assessing the risks associated with driving tasks and vehicle use and taking steps to reduce those risks, such as implementing driver training programs, regular vehicle checks, and ensuring appropriate rest breaks for drivers.

The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986

These regulations cover various aspects of vehicle construction and maintenance, including emissions, safety equipment, and use restrictions.

Fleet managers are responsible for ensuring all vehicles comply with these standards, which may involve regular maintenance checks, emissions testing, and modifications to vehicles as required by law.

Vehicle Safety
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Obligations under the Road Traffic Act 1988

This act outlines the legal obligations regarding vehicle insurance, roadworthiness, and driving conduct.

Fleet managers must ensure all vehicles are insured, maintained in a roadworthy condition, and used in a manner that complies with all road traffic laws, including speed limits and rules about mobile phone use.

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

Under this act, an organization can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of a duty of care.

Fleet managers must implement and enforce robust safety policies to prevent fatal accidents that could lead to prosecution under this act.

DVLRA Real-Time License Checking

With DVLA real-time licence checking, manage compliance effectively by verifying the validity of your drivers' licenses, ensuring that all personnel operating your vehicles are fully qualified and legally compliant.

This essential service not only keeps your fleet compliant but also enhances road safety by ensuring that every driver meets legal driving standards, minimizing the risk of accidents and legal repercussions.

DVLA Real-Time License Checking

Vehicle Inspections

Detailed vehicle inspections are vital for maintaining the safety and efficiency of your fleet. Our thorough checks ensure each vehicle is in top condition, addressing any issues before they lead to costly downtime or, worse, accidents.

Reducing Liability & Risk

Our strategic approach focuses on mitigating risks and limiting liability by implementing best practices in fleet management, training, and adherence to legal standards, safeguarding your business against unforeseen challenges.

Prioritise Employee Welfare

At the heart of our operations is a commitment to the well-being of your employees. Through comprehensive training, support, and health assessments, we ensure that every team member feels valued and protected.

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