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New emphasis on vehicle and fleet safety

New emphasis on vehicle and fleet safety

It is clear that organisations of all sizes needs to look seriously at their responsibilities around vehicle and fleet safety, and gain an understanding of the risks associated with work that is completed partly or wholly in a vehicle

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Charles Ehrhart

Director, Sustainable Value

KPMG in New Zealand

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Under the Health and Safety at Work Act, 2015, vehicles are expressly included as a ‘workplace’.  It is clear that organisations’ of all sizes needs to look seriously at their responsibilities around vehicle and fleet safety, and gain an understanding of the risks associated with work that is completed partly or wholly in a vehicle.  New Zealand’s road safety affects us all.  Each year, approximately 330 people die and 12,100 are injured as a result of motor vehicle related accidents.  Despite substantial progress, New Zealand still lags behind many developed counties in road safety performance. Further, the use of fleet vehicles in New Zealand has increased by 40% since 2000. 

This paper aims to help vehicle and fleet operators understand their legal responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act, 2015, through discussing the following key points: 

What are the key changes the Health and Safety at Work, 2015 introduced?

What processes do you need to follow to identify and manage risks associated with vehicles and fleet?

How to choose the right controls for you and your business. 

How to assess the controls you may already have, and also alerts you to others you may have not yet considered.

Read KPMG’s latest guide for vehicle fleet operators. Sustainable Insight report

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