Course for firms whose staff drive for work

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BUSINESSES with employees who drive for work are invited to a free course aimed at keeping staff safe on the roads.

The event has been organised by the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership to inform firms about their responsibilities following the introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act.

It is at the Lifewise Centre, Hellaby, on January 9.

Mike Stanley, of the roads safety partnership, said: ”Every single business uses vehicles for work, whether they are directors’ cars, company provided cars and vans, through to employees using their own vehicles to assist with their activity.

“There are a lot of misconceptions about what businesses should and should not do in respect to managing their occupational road risk.

“This important event will make businesses aware of their responsibilities and also the consequences of their actions and how it could affect their business.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of specialist help to ensure their business has correct policies, management strategies and training and staff development programmes in place.”

Paul Costelloe, of Sheffield-based company Fulcrum, who attended an event earlier this year, said “It was very informative and thought-provoking.

“My colleague and I certainly took something away from the event, which was to think about what we are doing in addressing driving for work, an area of work that is probably our highest risk business activity.”

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