The risks of running a grey fleet

27/02/2018

On-going maintenance to reduce the likelihood of accidents

When running a grey fleet, fleet managers are presented with a number of different challenges.

The risks of running a grey fleet

When running a grey fleet, fleet managers are presented with a number of different challenges. Whilst employees are using their own vehicles for work journeys, employers still have a duty of care to ensure vehicles are correctly insured, fit for purpose, safe and only driven by those who are licenced to do so.

Challenges are presented as employee’s are using their own vehicles, rather than ones provided by the company. This means employers need to get employees to show their licence and prove they have the correct insurance.

Therefore it is important to ensure that a proven risk management process is in place to manage all work-related road risks.

There are three main areas to look at. These include:

Organisational risks

These are the risks employees face which results from driving activitieses associated with everyday operation and organisation. These risks can be found and assessed by a management audit within the business.

Proven risks

These are risks that have previously resulted in collisions. In order to prevent these from taking place in the future employers should form a detailed root cause analysis of collisions that have taken place, and put practices in place to prevent them from happening again.

Theoretical risks

These are the risks that could happen. These may occur from carrying out work-related road risk assessments that cover work-related road safety, including the driver and their journeys they’re making, plus the vehicles they can use.

Once all of these risks have been highlighted, plans can be put in places to prevent them.

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