Hard guidelines
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines on at-work driving risk management are too complex, according to risk management company Risk Answers. Non-executive director David Faithful said: "Very few people in charge of fleets will have the knowledge and experience required to implement the guidance. With the exception of safety-first organisations such as petro-chemical and pharmaceutical companies, the majority of companies will have to outsource the risk assessment and seek professional help and advice."

  • Next week David Faithfull analyses the impact the guidelines will have on fleet insurance
  • FirstAssist buy
    FirstAssist has acquired a 16.66% stake in Health-code, which provides internet-based billing systems for medical insurers.

    Paying for health
    Over 70% of people considering private healthcare intend to pay for it "on demand" rather than take out a private healthcare policy, according to Legal & General.

    Aquilo's IT link
    Aquilo has entered into a strategic partnership with technology consultancy IT-Freedom.

    Bodyshop merger
    Two bodyshop industry trade bodies have opened merger talks. The Vehicle Builders and Repairers Association (VBRA) and the RMI Bodyshop Services Division want to combine to increase their influence.

    CMGL takes Drake
    The provisional liquidator of Drake Insurance Company has outsourced the claims and technical operations to Claims Management Group.

    Paperless product
    Cunningham Lindsey has launched an Interlink module for paperless handling of subsidence claim information. The new module uses laptop software.