FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Leadon Vale Driver Training wishes to remind all local companies that today the new Corporate Manslaughter (Corporate Homicide in Scotland) Act comes into force. The law as it presently stands has to find a single individual, identifiable as the directing mind of the company, to be personally guilty of gross negligence/manslaughter before the organisation can be convicted. The new law only has to find that senior management have breached their duty of care, causing death, to enable prosecution. Under the new law, firms may be fined from 2.5% to 10% of their turnover. Firms may also be made to take out adverts in newspapers publicising their guilt.
To ensure that companies stay within the law they need to identify potential areas of risk and address them immediately. If an employee is driving for work then this is within the scope of the new law. Driving for work can include, and is not limited to; traveling between locations; visiting a customer/supplier; delivering goods; and carrying passengers.
Leadon Vale Driver Training can help local companies in different ways. We can simply check whether an employee is legal to drive. Did you know that a photo licence is only valid for ten years? When was the last time you check your employees’ eyesight? We can also help companies by assessing risks in their employees driving. These risks can then be either remedied or brought to the attention of the employee. We are able to advise on all vehicles on today’s roads including bicycle, motorcycle, car, minibus, bus, van and truck.
Leadon Vale Driver Training – Jonathan Kaye
Notes to the editor
Leadon Vale Driver Training, 01432 890489, provides driving lessons for learners in both manual and automatic transmissions; pass plus and further training for people wanting to improve their driving including the RAC advanced test; Trailer and minibus training for both individuals and companies using their only vehicles; and fleet driver training solutions to companies and fleet managers.
Leadon Vale Driver Training is Herefordshire’s only specialist disability driving school. We provide training for disabled people wishing to pass the DSA driving test and for disabled people returning to driving following accident or illness.
Leadon Vale Driver Training, 01432 890489, also offers a free advice service on all driving related matters especially disability related issues.
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Leadon Vale Driver Training
3 Garbrook, Tarrington, HEREFORD, HR1 4JF
Tel: 01432 890489
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