Flint Insurance

Flint Insurance

July 15, 2010 01:00 ET

Fleet Insurance Company Offer Free Risk Assessments With Motor Fleet Policies

KENT, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 15, 2010) - Leading UK fleet insurance company, Flint is urging fleet companies to ensure they are fully aware of risks to drivers while driving for business. To endorse their view that this is hugely important, they are even offering a free risk assessment for every Motor Fleet policy taken out with them.

Hundreds of people are killed each year on UK roads while driving for business and yet a simple motor fleet risk assessment could identify hidden dangers and prevent many of these sad incidents.

Employers need to be responsible for ensuring their workforce are driving safe vehicles and employees should also take care to look out for potential risks themselves and drive safely.

Whether the company has 2 vehicles or 200 on the road, the same duty of care prevails. Flint aim to make more businesses aware of this by introducing them to the relevant prevailing legislation on driving for company business. They hope this will raise awareness of the dangers that fleet companies need to remember face their drivers on a daily basis, so that they can remain vigilant in doing everything possible to avoid them.

It was reported in 2008 that 1012 people were killed on the roads while driving for business. This is why Flint is trying to reduce this shockingly high amount by offering their free assessment to anyone taking out their Motor Fleet Arm policy.

A spokesperson for the Insurance provider, who are experts in supplying motor fleet insurance, commented: "Through our free assessment, we hope to make it easier for fleet companies to get expert advice on how they can make drivers' jobs safer. It is important to have a suitable fleet insurance policy, but also to have an idea of how to avoid accidents if possible and be aware of the appropriate legislation".

Compliance to the following legislation, amongst others must be clearly demonstrated:

  • Health & Safety @ Work Act 1974 – Duty of Care
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment 1998 [PUWER]
  • Management of Health & Safety @ Work Regulations 1992 [updated 1999]

However, there are other laws which should be given consideration and some which should be kept in mind and used as a point of reference, so it is worth becoming clued up on the statutes relating to your business so that you are not caught out in the future by being ignorant of them.

About Flint Insurance:

Flint Insurance is an independent insurance broker. With over 30 years' experience in the trade, they can offer a range of cover for businesses including specialist HGV insurance cover throughout the UK. By using a panel of over 35 insurers, they can provide the most appropriate and cost-effective cover for their clients.

For further information, please visit: www.flintinsurance.co.uk or call 0800 021 4501.

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