Employer Responsibility Highlighted In British Columbia

In 2016, Road Safety At Work Week, an annual event for British Columbia workplaces to improve awareness and adoption of effective road safety practices, is March 7 to 11. Each year, the week highlights a different aspect of workplace driving. 
This year, the focus is on helping employers, managers and supervisors better understand and deliver on their responsibilities to employees who drive for work.

Employers, supervisors and managers are also responsible whether their employees are driving their own vehicles or company vehicles. Most BC employers – 64 per cent – have employees who use their own vehicles for work purposes.

However, many employers believe it is an employee’s responsibility to ensure that their vehicles are maintained and in good working order even though they drive them for work. Only three quarters – 75 per cent – check to make sure their employees who drive have a valid licence. Less than a third – 31 per cent – check to make sure employee vehicles are in good working order.

Source / further info : Road Safety At Work website