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Case Study 4. Correct policies and procedures in place

''The employers were cleared of all blame when it was shown that all their procedures and policies were in line with the legislation''

An employee using a non-hands-free phone whilst driving on company business lost control of his vehicle and collided with another vehicle, resulting in the death of the other driver.

The employee was sentenced to 3 years in prison and banned from driving for 4 years.

The employers were cleared of all blame when it was shown that all their procedures and policies were in line with the legislation, and that specific instructions had been issued to all employees regarding the use of mobile phones whilst driving.

In other words the employers complied with their Duty of Care responsibilities correctly, but the employee chose non-compliance.