Driving for work laws: What you need to know
15th May 2014
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Shockingly, more than one quarter of accidents involve someone who is driving for work. Health and Safety Law applies to work activities on the road in the same way it does to all other work activities. You need to manage the risks to drivers as part of your health and safety arrangements, as TL Safety explain.

INDG 382 DRIVING AT WORK has now been updated and is a useful guide. Here are some things to consider!

  • Have you got a written policy?
  • Have you got a risk assessment ?
  • Have your workers been briefed?
  • Are those who use their own vehicles insured for business use?
  • Do you check driving licences on a regular basis?
  • Have you got a proper accident reporting procedure?
  • Are you aware that photo type licences are only valid for 10 years?
  • Are your divers trained and competent?
  • Are they medically fit to drive?
  • Do you consider driver fatigue and limit the hours you can work/drive in a day?
  • Do you carry out daily vehicle checks and record it ?
  • Do you plan your journeys ?
  • Have you got emergency arrangements in place including first aid kits and fire extinguishers?
  • What are your lone working arrangements?
  • Have drivers got good eyesight?
  • Do you keep records of when road tax, MOTs, servicing and maintenance is due?

 TL Safety can assist with policy and risk assessment and their safety first management system will help you maintain your records for maintenance and much more. 

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