At CUSTOS we are extremely concerned about the implications of the recent change in legislation that deals with employer’s liability under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. 'Organisations must arrange for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of preventive and protective measures' The Health and Safety Executive October 2007
Business owners and board members are understandably worried about the exposure that their companies as well as they themselves might have under this new legislation. With unlimited fines, negative media exposure, personal liability and potential incarcartion there are serious penalties are obviously very severe for those companies that can‘t prove that they have taken all possible steps in adequately monitoring their employee’s driving and behaviour whilst on company business.
Whether you have employees driving their own cars or leased vehicles, we are able to help you reduce your company’s exposure. Amongst a variety of functions, our system is able to inform the user of when vehicles are due an MOT or service, thus ensuring that all of your employees are driving roadworthy vehicles. Our system also enables the user to generate reports on driver speeding and lengthy periods of driving without a break.
These functions allow the company owner, board member or fleet manager to prove to the relevant authorities that the company has done everything possible to monitor their employees and the vehicles that they drive.
This contains a dozen very useful FAQs produced by the Health and Safety Executive as guidance notes.
This document produced by the Ministry of Justice titled ‘Understanding the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007’, seeks to help companies understand the changes and key points of the new act.
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