Road Safety at Work Week in BC is March 6-10, 2017. This initiative is intended to improve awareness and adoption of road safety practices by employers in BC (but can apply to employers anywhere in Canada). This year, the focus is on the responsibilities employers have for workers who drive their own vehicles for work. The campaign reminds employers that they have the same legal obligations for safety when workers drive personal vehicles for work as when they drive company vehicles. Employees also have duties, including a duty to ensure their vehicle is properly licensed, insured, operated and maintained.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Give these tips to workers who drive on the job, whether using company-owned or personal vehicles. Adapt it for any applicable requirements in your jurisdiction’s OHS, motor vehicle and other laws. Encourage employees to use these tips to inspect their vehicles on a regular basis to ensure that the vehicles are working properly and well-maintained.