It has been estimated that upto a third of all road
traffic accidents involve somebody who is driving for work at the time. This may account for over 20 fatalities and 250 serious
injuires every week (i.e. over 1000 per year).
Some employers believe,
that providing they comply with certain road traffic law requirements e.g. company vehicles
have a valid MOT certificate, and that drivers hold a valid licence, this is enough to ensure the safety of their employees
and others, when they are on the road. However, health and safety law applies to on-the-road work activities as well
to all other activities, and the risks should be effectively managed within a health and safety management system.
The above is extracted from HSE/Department for Transport
(DfT) guidance notes " Driving at Work".
This also applies to non-company owned vehicles which
are used for company business.
Defensive, advanced, corporate, eco-safe driver training.
These different styles of driving are essentially the
same and the driver training is virtually identical.