Do you know that if your turnover is between £2M and £10M and one of your company’s drivers caused a fatal accident while undertaking a business journey – your company could be fined a staggering £2.8M (if found guilty) under the Corporate Manslaughter Act? Even if your turnover is up to £2M – the fine could be as much as £800,000.
It doesn’t stop there – under the Health and Safety at Work Act a company director could be jailed – and they have been in recent years. Add to that – the cost to your company’s reputation – not to mention the victim’s family.
The company Fleet Manager is a ‘dying-breed’ as businesses focus their resource budgets on core-activity - s/he is deemed to be an expensive luxury – do you? Many businesses – take the view that outsourcing their second or third most expensive business cost to a leasing company ticked their Duty-of-Care responsibility box! It doesn’t come close as it conflicts with their vested interest to sell you more services, cars, finance etc.
Despair not – there is a solution where you can make use of a professional Fleet Manager as and when you need one – it’s called a FleetLocum – yours when you need her/him – ours when you don’t.