Driving at Work: Managing Work-Related Road Safety

More than a quarter of all road traffic incidents may involve somebody who is driving as part of their work at the time. Health and safety law applies to work activities on the road in the same way as it does to all work activities and driver risk needs to be managed as part of health and safety arrangements. This leaflet suggests ways to do this. Effective management of work-related road safety helps reduce risk, no matter what size organisation. It could also result in, for example: fewer injuries to drivers; reduced risk of work-related ill health; and/or reduced stress and improved morale. Health and safety law does not apply to people commuting (i.e. travelling between their home and their usual place of work), unless they are travelling from their home to somewhere which is not their usual place of work. This leaflet applies to any employer with employees who drive, or ride a motorcycle or bicycle at work, as well as self-employed people. It also applies to those using their own vehicle for a work-related journey. It will be particularly valuable to those responsible for fleet management. Employees and their safety representatives will also find it helpful. Employers with large goods vehicles (LGVs) or passenger carrying vehicles (PCVs) may also be subject to specific legal requirements that take priority over the general advice given here.

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    • Contains public sector information published by the Health and Safety Executive and licensed under the Open Government Licence.
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    Department for Transport, England

    Health and Safety Executive
    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Publication Date: 2014-4


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  • Accession Number: 01545291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: INDG382(rev1)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2014 11:14AM