Company Fleet Support
It really doesn't matter how large your fleet is - one vehicle or 100 vehicles - if you really want to minimise your costs, improve your control and achieve a well-managed and compliant operation, you will need to give careful consideration to your decisions.
Your Employer Duty of Care Responsibilities: Safeguarding your workforce, the public and the future prosperity of your business
A well-managed fleet response will include your taking proactive steps to meet necessary duty of care obligations.
As well as minimum legal requirement responses around Driver licence checking (necessary to safeguard the legal work-related driving entitlement of your staff), a progressive company fleet policy will look at employee and public safety concerns and illustrate a considered approach to its own wider Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) responsibilities.
Looking beyond obligations resulting from the Health and Safety at Work Act, Corporate Manslaughter Act and Road Traffic Act, more forward-thinking Businesses are increasingly setting aside resource to audit and manage the journey toward a broader eco-savvy corporate response. Customer expectations are changing, placing new demands on their suppliers as they seek to take supply from businesses that adhere to the same heightened carbon footprint commitments that they expect of themselves.
Wider government guidance concerning carbon control/offsetting expectations will, in all likelihood, evolve into legal responsibilities in the years ahead, something we are seeing evidence of already with the plan to zero for car emissions and the road to 2030-5.