02 Mar 2020

Car-share offers alternative to ‘grey’ fleet vehicle use.

Car sharing service, GoGet, has joined with independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP SAFETY, to remind employers and employees to make safer choices when using a vehicle for work.

Around 1 in 4 of all trips taken on Australia’s roads each year are made by employees driving as part of their routine employment.

While many organisations – big and small – now have established policies which require the use of 5 star ANCAP safety rated fleet vehicles, an aspect which is regularly overlooked is the use of generally older, less safe private vehicles for work purposes.

“Car sharing is a well-known smart option for those who want to save money by replacing their need to own a vehicle, or their need for a second vehicle. Beyond private users, we are also seeing more and more employers and employees using GoGet vehicles as a smarter, safer alternative to using private vehicles at work,” said GoGet Chief Executive, Tom Davey.

“Grey fleet vehicle use is an area which can be overlooked by employers. A vehicle used for work purposes is considered a place of work, therefore employers have a duty of care to ensure their employees are travelling in a safe vehicle,” Mr Davey said.

“While we may not realise it, the vehicle is an extension of the workplace and just as we provide our employees with a safe workspace in the office, factory or worksite, we must also provide them with a safe vehicle,” said ANCAP Chief Executive, James Goodwin.

“Workplace responsibilities also extend to employees using private vehicles for work purposes.”

“Grey fleets can be a challenge for employers and employees alike, so if driving for work purposes and a fleet or pool-vehicle is not an option, a safer alternative may be to consider 5 star car-share vehicle,” Mr Goodwin added.

Together with GoGet, ANCAP is leading by example, ensuring its employees have access to 5 star vehicle choices – see video.

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