On day 3 of our Keeping Safe series, we’re looking at driving at work.
Looking after your vehicles and drivers during the winter is important; statistics show an increased number of crashes happen on icy, slushy, snowy or wet roads. Workers who are likely to have to drive should check tyre conditions and pressure, windscreen wash, ensuring that windscreens are fully cleared before beginning their journey.
Basic good practice is essential for machine operators in hazardous winter conditions. Good lighting should be ensured, along with wearing high vis clothing, appropriate signage, and using barriers or cones. Remember that icy conditions can develop on a site, as well as on the road.
If you have a fleet of vehicles, we’d highly recommend that you have a chat with Andrea Clegg of Auriga Advocates.
Auriga Advocates offer support not only to individual professional drivers but also to employers by offering them a constant and reliable service which manages their vehicles and drivers, ensuring that they are legally compliant as well as providing legal advice and representation when necessary.
For more information, visit Auriga Advocates website at https://roadtrafficdefencelawyers.co.uk.
We hope you’re finding our top tips helpful. If we can help with any of your Health and Safety needs, please do not hesitate to get in touch.