Driving For Work
Promoting safe driving within the workplace
Driving For Work
Driving is the most dangerous work activity that most people do.
Research indicates that many people are killed and seriously injured every week in crashes involving someone who was driving, riding or otherwise using the road for work reasons.
‘Driving For Work’, guidelines state that
health and safety law applies to on-the-road work activities as to all work activities and the risks should be effectively managed within a health and safety system.
Therefore, employers must assess the risks involved in their staff’s use of the road for work and put in place all ‘reasonably practicable’ measures to manage those risks.
This site gives simple advice on how drivers, employers and line managers can help to ensure that the organisation’s road journeys are properly planned and safely completed. This applies to all at-work drivers (e.g. sales staff, managers driving to meetings) and not just professional LGV and PCV drivers.
We provide services such as auditing, profiling, training etc. using modern technology where possible to ensure cost efficiencies.
Road Transport Working Time Directive
This Directive believe it or not was introduced to protect the welfare and safety of workers in road transport sectors, improve safety and equalise conditions of competition between operators.
It is felt that these regulations and rules has safety benefits to all road users – improves working conditions and makes it more attractive to take up a career in the road transport industries.
EU Rules re Drivers’ Hours
These rules cover drivers’ hours, breaks and rest.
These rules determine how long drivers may drive each week, each fortnight, and daily.
These rules determine how much rest drivers must take again each week, each fortnight and each day.
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