Safety experts RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, have claimed that many small companies place their employees’ lives at risk due to a lack of understanding of occupational road risk. They claim that health and safety legislation has not had the desired impact on many companies outwith the transport industry, despite their employees requiring to travel significant distances for work purposes.
RoSPA’s Scottish Road Safety Officer, Kathleen Braidwood, highlighted research showing that individuals are more likely to die as a result of “at-work road accidents” than any other workplace activity. Her perception is that many smaller firms consider health and safety issues to be confined to the work place and do not appreciate the requirement to carry out risk assessments for all staff who drive for work purposes.
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On May 9, 2012