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Visiting drivers

Key messages

Employers need to make sure that visiting and agency drivers:

  • are physically and mentally fit to drive
  • are competent to do their jobs;
  • hold valid and up to date qualifications; and
  • understand what they have to do to ensure safe working on the site.

Questions to ask

Delivery drivers may never have visited the site before, and may only be on site for a short time. What do they need to know about your site? For example:

Work as fully as possible with the employers of visiting drivers, to co-ordinate the measures you both need to take to meet their health and safety responsibilities. For example, employers should communicate to:

To help visiting drivers, think about printing information on the back of order forms and invoices, for example:

See Delivering safely – for more information

Updated 2013-03-18