Winter Driving

Managing the risks to employees who drive at work requires more than just compliance with road traffic legislation. This includes the self-employed who drive on business.

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires employers to take appropriate steps to ensure the health and safety of their employees and others who may be affected by their activities when at work. This includes the time when they are driving or riding at work, whether this is in a company or hired vehicle, or in the employee’s own vehicle.

There will always be risks associated with driving. Although these cannot be completely controlled, an employer (Fleet Managers & Duty Holders) has a responsibility to take all reasonable steps to manage these risks and do everything reasonably practicable to protect people from harm in the same way as they would in the workplace.This includes winter driving. Read the full HSE guidance at the HSE dedicated page here >>>

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