Driving for work
Road traffic legislation imposes specific requirements on employers in respect of vehicle use and maintenance.
But employers also have responsibility under Health and Safety legislation to ensure so far as reasonably practicable the health and safety of their employees and others who may be affected by their work activities. This includes the activity of driving on public roads.
There is a strong business case for managing work-related road safety. Fewer road incidents mean:
- less days lost to injury
- fewer repairs to vehicles
- fewer missed orders
- reduced running cost
HSE wants to achieve:
Effective management by employers of the risks from driving for work, working together with their employees.
Good partnership working between HSE and other organisations that are well placed to raise awareness of work related road risk.
A sensible and proportionate approach to the issues.
For practical help to manage the risks from driving at work visit the Department for Transport Driving for Work (http://www.dft.gov.uk/drivingforwork) website or download: Driving at work - Managing work related road safety [PDF 232KB]