Green firm bans staff from motorcycles

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A company which advises local councils on sustainable transport has banned its staff from riding motorcycles on company business.

Jacobs Engineering Group sent an email to staff at 36 offices saying the ban was to protect them from other vehicles on the road. The firm has also banned cycling.
Jacobs conducted a £4.5 million project for Transport for London to monitor the impact of the capital’s congestion charge, which encourages bikers by letting bmotorcycles go free.

MCN reported in April that Johnson Controls Ltd had banned its 5000 UK staff from riding. Axa Insurance, one of the UK’s biggest commercial underwriters, said it was an expectation of its commercial liability policies that employers keep motorcycle use to a minimum.

Jacobs refused to comment.

 

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Steve Farrell

By Steve Farrell