By law, employers and duty holders must:
- know what hazards and risks are in their workplaces; and
- take steps to eliminate or reduce these risks.
These pages show employers in workplace transport what their responsibilities are, and how they can work with employees to control and reduce risks in the workplace.
- Identify health and safety requirements in the supply chain at the contract stage
- Communicate these requirements to all those involved, including suppliers, hauliers, and agency and contract drivers.
- Have systems in place to check that agency and contract workers and delivery drivers all meet safety requirements.
- Think about health and safety before you make any changes in the workplace, for example, using new vehicles or changing in how the work is done. Think what changes might be necessary to procedures if a driver or operator has become disabled
- Ensure that you are up to date and can give up to date advice to your employees eg smoking in vehicles.
Smoking in vehicles: HSE is not responsible for enforcing the legislation but will fully support Local Authority Officers both in raising employers' awareness of their responsibilities and in encouraging employers and employees to comply with the new legislation. More detailed information can be found from the following sites: