Risk perspectives - Duty of care wake up call is needed

According to NURS research, 65% of company vehicles are involved in road accidents. However, businesses failing to demonstrate that they have adequate motor risk management strategies in place are likely to be hit hard come April 2008. The introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill will make it much easier for companies to be prosecuted in the event of a breach of duty of care that leads to a fatality.

At present, an individual has to be identified as responsible and t