Charities Using Vehicles in Their Activities
One area that we help a number of clients with is risks associated with transport. Many charities and community groups need to transport service users or travel between multiple places. If your group do this then there are a number of considerations that should be taken seriously in your group.
We have prepared a Guide for Charities Using Vehicles in Their Activities.
You are always responsible for the health and safety of your employees and volunteers and transit is an environment that warrants special consideration. Many of our clients have service users with particular needs, it might mean that more than one employee of volunteer is allotted during the planning of trips.
Some of our clients are operating one or more of their own vehicles. Others are relying on the vehicles of staff or volunteers to fulfil services. These situations have consequences and there are a number of factors to consider.
This report is designed to stimulate thought around how to manage transit safely. This means engaging with your team and creating a policy to make sure the organisation is safe in any transport activity. It will prompt thoughts and highlight some relevant law around vehicle maintenance, driver suitability, record keeping and ultimately help you create a risk assessment to protect your staff, service users, members of the public and volunteers.