Who is responsible for a company vehicle?

Who is responsible for a company vehicle?

According to a recent survey carried out by Venson, 58 per cent of company car drivers think it’s their employer’s responsibility to get the car serviced at the appropriate times, even though the employee is accountable.

Who is responsible for MOT owner or driver?

Yes. Any driver who drives a vehicle, whether it belongs to them or not, has a responsibility to ensure that they are insured to drive the vehicle, that the vehicle is fully road legal, taxed and MOT’d. If you are stopped by the police it is you as the driver who will face prosecution.

Can I refuse to drive a work van?

If you believe a company vehicle is unfit for use, you have the right to refuse to drive it until your company has made the necessary repairs. A company cannot sanction or dismiss you on for raising concerns about the vehicle or refusing to drive it if you believe the vehicle not to be roadworthy.

What is the fine for defective tyres?

Each bald or defective tyre carries a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points.” Although the tread depth of 1.6mm is the legal minimum many experts warn that you should replace your tyres once the tread is below 3mm – this is because stopping distances increase dramatically for car below this tread depth.

Who is allowed to drive a company vehicle?

Ensure that the vehicle is not driven by an unlicensed driver and is only driven by yourself, your spouse/partner, your immediate family (on a needs basis) or one of our employees unless your manager has given written authority for another person to drive the vehicle. Do not use the vehicle for hire or reward.

Can a company give you a car in bad condition?

Those who have not taken care of their vehicles properly should be given the cars in the worst condition. This may be incentive for many to take good care of their vehicles. Late or missed vehicle maintenance is not acceptable.It is essential that all vehicles be maintained and properly checked by mechanics.

What are the risks of driving a vehicle?

Driving any vehicle carries significant risk of injury or death. The company takes very seriously its duty of care to ensure that all drivers using company vehicles or driving any vehicle on company business in any circumstances do so in a manner that minimises the risk, both to the employee and the company.

Can You Drive company car outside of work hours?

Employees are permitted to drive their assigned company cars outside of working hours, but they must always abide by this policy. We retain the right to revoke or assign company vehicles at our discretion. Have a valid driver’s license.

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