HSE and DfT want fleet views on driving for work guidance

January 28, 2021

The HSE and Department for Transport (DfT) have launched a survey inviting fleets to give their views on how driving for work guidance can be improved.

Research has shown that one in three (29%) of all road fatalities and more than one in five (21%) of all casualties occur in driving-for-work collisions. The study, conducted on behalf of Roadsafe and Highways for England, found more deaths occur from at-work road trips than at the workplace.

The HSE point out that, although the risks associated with driving cannot be completely controlled, an employer 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.

The HSE and DfT first produced joint guidance in 2014 in the form of INDG382: Driving at Work, which aimed to help duty holders manage work-related road risk. But in recent years there have been significant developments in driving technologies and practices that have brought into question the currency of this guidance, it says.

The HSE wants to hear from fleet decision-makers and their drivers across all industries, including construction, to help identify how INDG382 can be improved in terms of relevance, currency and accessibility.

Fleets and drivers can submit feedback here

 

This is valid as of 28th January 2021.

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