Driving for work – long hours culture

Any businesses that has employees; that work long hours, during which they may drive, whilst on Company business, has a duty to take care of those employees. In a recent Court of Appeal case, the court upheld a High Court award for 1 million in damages, after a van driver was left parlayed down one side of his body, after being involved in a road accident, whilst driving on company business. The High Court found that the accident had been caused when the van driver, fell asleep briefly; a … [Read more...]

Vehicle Maintenance: Health & Safety – What Risk To Employer?

The Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007, came into force in 2008. This landmark piece of legislation, now means that a body corporate can now be charged with corporate manslaughter, if it can be proved that systemic senior management failings, led to a gross beach of a duty of care, and that this breach directly led to the death of individual. Although not part of H&S legislation, the potential effects are inseparable and cannot therefore be considered in isolation, when considering how to … [Read more...]