Ministry of Justice set to review driving policy

A quick follow-up to my post Paperwork gone mad at the Ministry of Justice, which highlighted the hugely bureaucratic approach taken by the MoJ to safe driving at work (in contrast to the approach of other government departments) and which was widely picked up in the media (see here, here and here).

The Ministry of Justice now tells me,

In common with all MoJ Health and Safety policies, the MoJ’s Safe Driving policy will be reviewed annually or where there is a significant change affecting it … This is a relatively new policy and we are planning a first review in January / February 2011.


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  • Well, don’t hold your breath. Staff policies are always “under review”. They may decide to save a few quid on publications, but risk management processes are here to stay – as is the employer’s duty of care.

    I’m intrigued as to why you have such a bee in your bonnet about this.

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