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Employers overlooking eyesight checks

Monday 28th November 2011

A survey of 127 fleet operators carried out by Brake’s Fleet Safety Forum appears to highlight a less than thorough approach to eyesight checks.

The survey shows that 42% of fleet operators do not offer eyesight tests for drivers through a company scheme, and 56% do not record when their drivers last had their eyes tested.

Brake points out that employers have a duty to manage the risk posed by their at-work drivers and in an attempt to combat this issue the Fleet Safety Forum has produced its ‘Look Sharp’ resource pack which is available for fleet managers. The pack includes a poster and an electronic guidance document for managers with additional advice to circulate to drivers.

In addition to the resource pack, the Forum is running a workshop in Bristol on 24 January to explain what employers should be doing. For more information contact Brake on 01484 559909.


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