Use of Town Vehicles, Equipment and Facility Resources Policy

Related procedures

A-BMG-002-001 Use of Town Vehicles, Equipment and Facility Resource(s) Procedure

Policy statement

The Corporation of the Town of Oakville (town) provides employees and other authorized users with access to town vehicles, equipment and facility resources (town resource(s)) for operational purposes to be used in an efficient, effective, safe, environmentally conscious, ethical and lawful manner, and in accordance with the town’s policies and procedures.

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to:

  • protect the interests of both the town and the users by providing standards by which questions of acceptable use of town resource(s) use may be gauged;
  • protect the safety and well-being of employees;
  • protect the town’s reputation and ensure appropriate use of resource(s); and
  • establish the town’s expectation regarding acceptable use of town resource(s), including environmental sustainability.

The town will not be responsible for any inappropriate use of town resource(s).  Any use of the town’s resource(s) that breaches this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from employment.

Scope

This policy applies to all users of town resource(s) including but not limited to, elected officials, employees, contractors, consultants, volunteers, students and interns and any other individual with access to and use of such.

Town resource(s) for the purpose of this policy includes, but are not limited to, all town vehicles, equipment and facility resource(s) owned, leased, rented, acquired, managed or otherwise under the control by the town.

Policy details

Policy Number: A-BMG-002
Section: Administration
Sub-Section: Business Management
Author: Roads and Works & Parks and Open Space
Authority: Council
Effective Date: 2009 Nov 02
Review by Date: 2021
Last Modified: 2016 Sep 19

References

EN-GEN-001 Environmental Sustainability Policy
EN-GEN-001-001 Sustainable Green Fleet Procedure
Town of Oakville Anti-Idling By-law
Occupational Health and Safety Act
Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures
Highway Traffic Act
Code of Conduct
The Criminal Code of Canada
A-ISS-001-001 Information Technology General Use and Practices Procedure
Town of Oakville Purchasing By-law