Businesses cannot afford a slip in driver health & safety
The battle for economic survival during the current recession may lead many small businesses to expose themselves to a costly risk.
“Unintentionally they are failing in duty of care commitments to their driving employees,” said Professor Peter Russell, director of the Driver Education Research Foundation (DERF).
Professor Russell, a qualified driver training and road safety expert, said: “The message is very real. It is not just company requirements to meet delivery deadlines that cause van crashes.
“Employers not only have a responsibility for the condition of their vans; they must also take full responsibility for their drivers