Driving

Driving is so commonplace in modern life we often forget how dangerous it is. But driving is probably the most dangerous work activity most of us will do. Long stints behind the wheel can put you at a high risk of back pain too. Whether your job involves the occasional trip or driving more or less all day every working day, you should think about how you and your employer can protect your safety and your health.

 

Further Information

The TUC’s webpages on transport have news, information and resources.

The Occupational Road Safety Alliance is a network of organisations promoting at-work road safety. The website has a range of resources and case studies.

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is the leading charity for personal safety and its website has a range of personal safety guides, including on driving and parking alone. Tel: 020 7091 0014.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) webpages about vehicles at work feature relevant advice and resources, including case studies and the booklet Driving at work: Managing work-related road safety. The site also has specific guidance on road safety and the road haulage industry.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has a range of road safety resources for people who drive at work, including video tips.

The government-funded Driving for Better Business network has a range of resources on its website, including a toolkit for employers and tips for drivers.

Road safety charity Brake has guidance for professional drivers and a road safety pledge.

Unite has issued a guide to driving in adverse weather conditions.

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