Do I need a Motor vehicle policy?
If your employees drive a motor vehicle as part of their role, then the vehicle they use is defined as a place of work. As an Employer you have a duty of care to ensure that you provide a safe place of work. Have you considered this as part of your business structure and risk profile?
Driving is an everyday task that is frequently overlooked or underestimated as a risk to the employee and employer.
However, a motor vehicle policy and other simple actions may alleviate some of the concerns that can be raised.
The following are areas that you may want to consider assessing for your business to ensure you are doing all that is reasonably practicable to mitigate the risk associated with this legislatively defined “high” risk activity?
Driving in the holiday season
Below is some important information to be aware of as your preparations begin for the holiday season. Most of us will plan to enjoy the holidays with loved ones; though according to the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities, and Regional Development 9 people lost their lives in the holiday season of 2020/21 on Queensland roads. The national total was 30 road fatalities during this same period.
Please take care this holiday season on the roads and ensure that you or your loved ones do not contribute to statistics for the 2021/22 holiday season. Here are some tips to help prepare –
Stay safe on the roads this holiday season.
The Big Yellow Safety team.