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Driving for work resources

Please find below a range of links and documents relating to managing occupational road risk.

Legislation

The National Archive website contains all government legislation, click on the links below for the following legislation:-

 

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

 

Heath and Safety Executive

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. The website contains a wide range of information.

 

Sample Risk Assessment

These sample risk assessments are designed to be generic – they should be tailored to suit individual organisational needs.  They can form the basis for different vehicle group’s risk assessments within your organisation. Ideally the residual risk should fall into the “Low” category when remedial measures have been put in place. 

 

These risk assessments are based upon pre and post driver training for various mileage bands.  The process should be undertaken by trained competent personnel whether internal or external. 

 

Code of practice for safety of loads on vehicles.

This very practical document gives detailed advice on the safe loading of a range of goods on vehicles. However please note that the penalty information on page 10 has now been revised.

 

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has a wide range of guides and policies freely available for downloading.

 

These include policy and guidance documents for drink and drugs, mobile phones, safe speed, journey planning, fitness to drive etc.

 

Driving for Better Business

The Driving for Better Business (DfBB) website has a wealth of information, advice and sample documents for downloading including the following:-

DfBB Daily Vehicle Check List

DfBB Incident Record Form

DfBB Pre-employment Check List

 

Freight Transport Association

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is one of the UK’s largest trade associations and represents the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air.

 

The FTA has a wide range of information in their “policy and compliance section”, just click on the “road” section.

The driver’s section gives advice and information relating to aspects like drivers hours, tachograph compliance and working time directives etc.

The vehicle section gives advice relating to aspects like operator licensing, conspicuity markings and retrofitting of mirrors on HGV’s etc

The urban operations sections outlines advice relating to aspects like congestion charging and night time delivery etc

The road network a section links to traffic and weather update services. 

 

Road Haulage Association

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) provided dedicated campaign, advice, information and business services specially tailored to the road haulage industry.

 

Mobile Phone Research

Safer Roads Humber has put together a short briefing paper on why mobile phones (hands free or hand held) can impair your driving. 

Mobile phone research paper