Haulage & Distribution
Road transport is subject to more legal issues than almost any other industry. As a result, employers have a number of clearly defined statutory duties and responsibilities towards their employees and the public. These duties and responsibilities are set out in a number of legal Regulations and Acts of Parliament:
- The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management Regulations 1999
- The Road Traffic Act 1988
- The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
For businesses operating within a safety sensitive industry, screening and testing for drugs and alcohol use amongst the workforce is a simple and obvious way to protect their workforce and the public. This serves to address and reduce the risk of accident and injury.
We understand the risks involved in your industry and we can quickly assist you in the development and implementation of policies for on-going medical assessment and review.