Tag Archives: driving

Returning to the Roads

For many businesses driving is one of the highest risk activities that their employees undertake. Following the lockdown, it may be that some employees haven’t driven for a full 12 weeks, and others only in a limited capacity. They will all be returning to the roads at the same time and, since the Government has […]

Driving home for Christmas

Christmas delivery rush, extra loads and winter storms can make for a very challenging and difficult winter for any business operating a fleet of vehicles. Did you know…. Over 5 years there have been nearly 60 employees killed and 5,000 employees seriously injured in haulage and distribution. 23,000 employees suffered an injury that meant they […]

Drivers Beware!

Every year there are many deaths and serious injuries on our roads as a result of dangerous and careless driving. Last year there were 1,730 deaths on the roads, equating to 5 deaths per day.  A  further 60 people are seriously injured every day.  Many incidents can be avoided. Whether you drive for pleasure or business, we […]

What is a road?

It might sound a simple question, but there is sometimes confusion over what constitutes a “road” as defined by the Road Traffic Act 1988. This is important because the legislation dictates that third party motor insurance has to be in force in respect of the use of vehicles on a “road or a public place”. […]

Driving at work policies

When an employee commits a serious traffic offence while driving for work, the HSE may conduct an investigation to determine whether the employee’s workplace somehow contributed to the collision. One of the first things the HSE will evaluate is the business’ driving at work or fleet safety policy, which lists company rules related to employees […]

Winter Motoring Tips – our guide to not getting caught out.

As we are bound to be hit with bad weather this season, our claims manager, Ian Stephenson, has put together a brief but helpful guide to getting drivers through the Winter months. Safely. Think like a cub scout…”be prepared.”  You need to take extra care when driving in Winter. Whether a short trip or a […]