The School of Physics has a vehicle which may be driven by authorised persons on
the School’s business.
- If you need
to use the vehicle, contact the Stores
are advised that the University Motor Insurers, Commercial Union, involve
excesses in cases where claims involve drivers under the age of 24, and
over 25 years of age, where a full driving licence has not been held for
12 months. Drivers qualified to avoid the excesses should drive wherever
vehicles should not be used for School business when the School’s vehicle
is available (see below).
- In the
event of an accident involving damage to persons or property other than
the School’s vehicle or its occupants: details must be reported to the
persons involved (or the owner of the property) or to the police and also
to the School Manager, Head of School and the Academic Registrar and
Secretary of the University. If only the School vehicle is damaged, a
report need only be made to the Laboratory Superintendent.
University Insurance Office holds the certificates of insurance of the
authorised persons may travel in School vehicles.
unauthorised use or the misuse of vehicles may lead to withdrawal of the
privilege of using them
must ensure that the vehicle is in a safe condition (check the oil and
water and condition of tyres etc) before a journey.
- First aid
kits are kept in each vehicle.
recommended that personnel use the hired vehicles or School’s vehicle whenever
possible. If the use of a private vehicle is unavoidable then the following
points must be considered:
vehicle must be taxed, road-worthy and suitable for the intended purpose.
insurance cover must be adequate, ie, it must specify for business use.
Supervisor/Head of School considers such a use is necessary.
driver holds a full UK driver’s licence.
A pro forma
(available from School Finance office) for Staff Use of Private Vehicles on
University Business must be completed and signed, and countersigned by the
fatal accidents involving minibuses are rare, recent examples have underlined
dangers specific to this form of transport. It will not be possible to
completely eliminate the dangers associated with driving minibuses, but
practicable means exist to reduce the likelihood of an accident occurring and
mitigate the extent of personal injury. Details of safety procedures and
precautions are available via the documents page of the
Health and Safety office website.