We are in the process of reviewing the template that is used for the company handbook; this is currently issued to all retained clients with their SHE Management system. The aim is to make it more user friendly and more presentable. We are therefore looking for feedback from our clients on the current handbook. If you have any views we would really appreciate it. This may include areas of work that you would like to see covered in the handbook or any comments on the current layout.
If you have any feedback please can you send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most of us in our industry see driving “as part of the job”. That is the nature of construction and it is unlikely to change. We are a transient workforce moving from site-to-site and area-to-area frequently with few of us drivers considering other means of “getting the job done”, such as remote communication e.g. conference calls instead of long journeys to meetings and the use of public transport usually because of reliability and time constraints, etc.
There has been a lot of publicity relating to the introduction of stricter punishments for drivers committing the most serious of offences, this came into effect on April 24 and includes steeper fines for speeding.
Most employers at this point think that this is the driver’s problem, to pay all fines, etc., but many may be missing the bigger picture. Most employers think that the Road Traffic Act and Highways Act are the only laws that apply, when it comes to driving for work however, you may also have to consider health & safety law.