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 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 making taxis and public hire vehicles COVID-secure.

There is also HSE advice on social distancing in vehicles during the pandemic.

This page is reviewed regularly and updated to reflect any changes in the guidance.

Page last reviewed: 30 April 2021

Next review due: 31 May 2021

Updated 2021-03-31