Driving is the activity that presents the greatest potential risk for accidents. To minimize the risk and ensure that worldwide standards for driving qualification and practices are followed, this driving policy applies to all iMex international. This policy also provides the foundation for building a driver improvement & skill building program. The following shall be implemented in all locations.
Only approved personnel and contractors are allowed to drive vehicles on behalf of iMex international, including company owned or rented vehicles. Approval is granted to drivers who have taken appropriate driving training & valid local driving license.
As a condition of employment, all employees and contractors must wear seat belts at all times when driving a vehicle, and they must ensure that all other vehicle occupants are also wearing seat belts. Passengers in the vehicles should not exceed then the available seat belts & appropriate seats.
All locations shall have in place an active journey management program that complies with the applicable journey management guidelines. Each location's journey management program shall address all local driving conditions and identified risks. Also clear roles & responsibilities should be mentioned in the guidelines to avoid any confusion.
Driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or any drugs or narcotics
is strictly prohibited and subject to disciplinary action including termination.
Driver Recognition and Performance Monitoring
All locations shall adopt a program for regularly reviewing the performance data and by using the data continuous driver skills improvement plan can be initiated. Procedures & guidelines are set for continuous evaluation and performance monitoring of safe drivers, who are tracked and rewarded through an approved reward and recognition program. Management must be actively involved in the implementation of this program.
Drivers should neither initiate nor answer a cellular phone call or message whilst driving a vehicle, regardless of whether a hands free device is available or not. Cellular phones may be left on during a trip to alert the driver of an incoming call or message; however the vehicle must be brought to a complete and safe stop before responding.
Violations of this policy can result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
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