Advice received from WorkSafe NZ is that “There is no specific guidance regarding transporting customers in your vehicle”. However, the definition of a workplace includes “any place where a worker goes” and “place includes – a vehicle”.
WorkSafe NZ also advise that “As a PCBU you have a primary duty of care to ensure that the health and safety of other persons is not put at risk from the workplace activity.”
We would therefore recommend that you develop a Safe Driving Policy to cover both you, when driving on B&B business, and your guests.
ACC have developed a template for this (Click here) . There are somethings you should also consider:
NZTA have further information about safe driving and fleet management which we also recommend you read:
Remember under the Act, as a PCBU, you have a duty to identify the hazards and risks that are present in the business and manage them with the strongest controls reasonably practicable. It is up to you as the PCBU to determine what the appropriate controls for the risks are.