The lists below are practical considerations for employers.
Drivers should be:
- competent and capable of doing their work in a way that is safe for them and others;
- properly trained;
- sufficiently fit and healthy to drive safely and not put themselves and others at risk;
- provided with information that will help them reduce risk (eg recommended tyre pressures);
- provided with appropriate advice on driving posture.
Vehicles should be:
- fit for the purpose for which they are used;
- maintained in a safe condition and fit for the road.
Journey planning should:
- take account of appropriate routes;
- incorporate realistic work schedules;
- not put drivers at risk from fatigue;
- take sufficient account of adverse weather conditions.
Employers are encouraged to seek the views of their employees, or their representatives, as they will have first-hand experience of what happens in practice.