Free employers’ guide to driving eyecare

February 2013

A free guide to driving eyecare is available for employers from today. The guide, from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, explains the responsibilities held by the employer for anyone who drives in the course of their work.

It is a common misconception that driving laws alone apply to motorists and that the individual is responsible for ensuring they are fit to drive. In fact, under Irish health and safety laws, when an employee drives for work purposes it becomes a joint responsibility and the driver comes under the employer’s duty of care.

The Guide to Driving Eyecare clearly explains the employer’s responsibilities, along with research regarding the related issues and statistics proving the increased risk for work related driving. It sets out the actions that can be taken by employers to safeguard themselves and their employees and outlines the cost implications and savings.

Dona McLafferty, corporate account manager for Specsavers Corporate Eyecare in the Republic of Ireland, says: ‘Many employers are unaware that they are responsible for ensuring their drivers are fit to drive in general and, specifically, that their eyesight is adequate. Our guide sets out the facts regarding the risks, responsibilities and rewards.’

For a free copy of Specsavers Corporate Eyecare’s Guide to Driving Eyecare call 0818 275 665 or email

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