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However, Health and Safety Law applies to on the road work activities as it does to all work activities.


The Heal th and


Safety at Work Act 1


employers to:


Provide a Duty of Care to their employees and the public through an active Health and Safety Policy


Provide safe handling and maintenance of work articles


The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1 states that:


974 requires


The Management of Heal


th and Safety


at Work Regulations 1


999 requires employers to:


At a minimum, complete a suitable risk assessment of every risk to employees, carry out effective monitoring and reviews of all preventative and protecting measures. If risks are identified you must be seen to be taking the appropriate action to minimise the risk


Provide relevant information to their employees about the risk identified by the assessment


Repeat relevant training periodically Train during working hours


998


All employees should have adequate training to operate any work equipment


“In urban driving I have noticed fuel consumption has improved by 20% and on long motorway runs an additional 10% in fuel economy. My car now consistently returns over 50mpg!” AJ Silvers


The benefits of training are many and varied:


Reduced maintenance and accident repair costs


Reduced insurance costs


Reduced fuel consumption and tyre wear Reduced vehicle downtime Improved customer service Enhanced protection from litigation Fulfilment of Health and Safety obligations Improved staff efficiencies and well being


Some benefits are intangible. The increased safety and personal esteem of employees and the follow on benefits to family and friends are difficult to quantify


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