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Case Study 3. Failure to introduce a Risk Management Policy

The employee was jailed for 3 years and banned from driving for 10 years.

An employee driving his own vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian on a pelican crossing after falling asleep at the wheel. Although driving on company business the employee has failed to take out the necessary business insurance cover and the employer had no procedures to check this. The employers were also accused of asking the employees to operate longer hours in an effort to increase business.

The employee was jailed for 3 years and banned from driving for 10 years.

At the time of writing the verdict on the directors and management involved is still awaited.