Driving and use of vehicles at work policy

The VGC Group aims to control the risks involved in driving on VGC Group business.

Arrangements shall consider the wide range of drivers using road vehicles on VGC Group business, the risks and the associated control measures to reduce those risks to as low as is reasonably practical.

All vehicles, whether they are VGC owned, leased or privately owned, must be suitable for the task, be maintained, have the relevant road tax licence and be appropriately insured.

Drivers must have the necessary licence to drive the class/type of vehicle; be familiar with the requirements of the Highway Code and the vehicle being driven. Where appropriate training must be provided in safe practices.

The use of mobile phones unless in ‘hands-free mode’ is prohibited while driving on VGC Group business.

The consumption of alcohol, prohibited drugs and abusive substances is prohibited while driving on VGC Group business.

Drivers who have been prescribed or have purchased over-the-counter medication must check whether such medication will affect their ability to drive safely when on VGC Group business. In cases where the medication can have an affect on their safe driving then they shall be prohibited from driving and alternative transport arrangements must made.

Drivers must report any motor vehicle incidents and any associated injuries sustained while driving on VGC Group business. Drivers must also report any changes to their licence as a result of a medical condition, or endorsements to their licence as a result of an offence under the Road Traffic Act.

Laurence McKidd, managing director
June 2015

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