Your organisation might well work with partners or employ contractors to provide transport services on your behalf, and where this is the case, it is important that the organisation carefully consider what it requires of its partners and contractors and how it will engage with them.
In many operations, the use of partners and contractors to transport people and supplies is a significant fleet safety risk to the organisation. Especially when these partners or contractors are using vehicles carrying the organisations’ logo. This needs to be considered in risk assessments and appropriate actions and controls put in place to manage the risks.
It is recommended that an organisation require that partners and transport contractors adopt a Fleet Safety Management System at least equal to the organisation’s own. Where the contractor is willing, they may adopt your organisation’s Fleet Safety Management System. This needs to be formally agreed and documented in the contractor agreement.
Further guidance on Partner and Contractor Management can be downloaded below.