8. Ventilation in vehicles
Make sure workers switch on ventilation systems while they’re using work vehicles. They should be set to draw in fresh air and not to recirculate it.
Encourage your employees to keep vehicle windows open. If it’s cold they can leave the heating on to keep the vehicle comfortable.
If it’s safe to do so, opening doors of vehicles between different passengers will help to change the air quickly. Opening vehicle windows fully for a few minutes can also help clear the air before anyone else gets in.
The Department for Transport has guidance on working safely in taxis and private hire vehicles.
You should also make sure any control measures you identify by your risk assessment take account of the public health regulations and guidance for the nation you are working in.
We review and update this page regularly to reflect changes in guidance.
Page last reviewed: 31 August 2021
Next review due: 30 September 2021