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HSE publication

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published leaflet “Driving at work Managing work-related road safety”

Introduction

More than a quarter of all road traffic incidents may involve somebody who is driving as part of their work at the time (Department for Transport figures).  Health and safety law applies to work activities on the road in the same way as  it does to all work activities and you need to manage the risks to drivers as  part of your health and safety arrangements. This leaflet suggests ways you can do this. Effective management of work-related road safety helps reduce risk, no matter what size your organisation is. It could also result in, for example:

■ fewer injuries to drivers;

■ reduced risk of work-related ill health;

■ reduced stress and improved morale.

Health and safety law does not apply to people commuting (ie travelling between their home and their usual place of work), unless they are travelling from their home to somewhere which is not their usual place of work

References: HSE Publication Driving at work Managing work-related road safety published 04/14