HSE has been devising a cross-cutting guidance tool to help manage the risk involved in the use of workplace transport. We have called this tool the route map.
Workplace transport is used in a great variety of situations but sadly remains the second biggest cause of fatal injury in the workplace.
The control of risk in these circumstances is covered by several sets of regulations and many employers and duty holders find this confusing. Various guidance publications have been developed, some generic, some for specific procedures in certain sectors, but there is no clear cross-cutting guidance on driver skill and management.
The route map will provide an easy to understand and readily accessible framework of current legislation, guidance and agreed good practice. It will set out alternative ways to comply where these exist, which should be particularly useful for small and medium enterprises which have many demands on limited time and resources.
On 09 May HSC reviewed our proposals and agreed to a full public consultation.