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Risk Assessment Data Should be Transferable Between Companies
15/11/2012

A driver’s risk assessment should be allowed to be taken from one employer to another if that individual changes company.

The recommendation by Jonathan Mosley, director of sales and marketing at E-Training World, would result in cost and time savings for employers and a common sense approach to driver risk management.

“If a driver is risk assessed by their employer but quickly moves to another company, currently the new company is likely to re-risk assess that driver as part of their duty of care requirements,” said Jonathan.

“However, it seems counterproductive to go through the same process again and there should be a mechanism whereby health and safety law recognises risk assessments that have been transferred between companies for a period of time.”

As the numbers of drivers being risk assessed in the corporate sector increases, it has already become commonplace for drivers to ‘expect’ to be risk assessed when joining a new company or being made an ‘at-work’ driver.

According to Jonathan, the day will come when the majority of drivers ‘hold’ a current risk assessment and should be able to take that to their new job as evidence of their driving competence.

“I’m sure many employers would welcome such a scheme, however it would need some form of approval by the DSA or HSE,” concluded Jonathan. “Yet I believe in the long run the benefits would be appreciated by all.”

For more information about E-Training World’s online driver assessment, please contact Jonathan Mosley on 0845 260 7998 or email jonathan@e-trainingworld.com