RoSPA Driving for Work

RoSPA - Road Safety

RoSPA's Road Safety Department raises awareness about the causes of road accidents and promotes measures to help prevent them or reduce their severity. We provide information, education, training and publicity resources and services for road users and road safety professionals...

Drink and Drugs

This leaflet gives simple advice on how employers and line managers can help to ensure that their staff do not drive when affected by alcohol, drugs or medicines... 

Driver Assesment and Training

Simple advice on how employers and line managers can select, assess, train and supervise staff who drive for work in order to reduce the risk that they face and create for others. A sample 'Policy' is included which can be adapted...

Employers' Resources

Driving is the most dangerous work activity that most people do. Millions of cars, vans, lorries, taxis, buses, motorcycles are used for work. Very few organisations operate without using motor vehicles. About 150 People are killed and seriously...

Fitness to Drive

Employers have a duty to ensure that staff are fit forwork, including driving, andwhere necessary to arrange for periodic health surveillance...

Mobile Phones

A substantial body of research shows that using a hand-held or hands-free mobile phone while driving is a significant distraction, and substantially increases the risk of the driver crashing.High mileage and company car drivers are more likely than most to use a mobile phone while driving...

Own Vehicle

This leaflet gives simple advice on how employers and line managers can develop and introduce policies governing if, when and how staff may use their own vehicle for work. It can be used to inform the organisation’s risk assessment...

Safer Journey Planner

This leaflet gives simple advice on how employers and line managers can help to ensure that the organisations road journeys are properly planned and safely completed. This applies to all at-work drivers (e.g. sales staff, managers driving to meetings) and not just professional LGV and PCV drivers...

Safer Motorcycling through Work 

Motorcycling is an important and popular form of transport but unfortunately one which carries a significant casualty risk. Employers have legal obligations to manage the safety of staff who may use powered two wheelers (PTWs) to carry out their normal work duties or for occasional ‘mission’ journeys such as travelling to other work locations, for meetings, to attend training courses etc...

Safer Speed Policy

Drivers who ‘speed’crash more often than those who don’t. Company car drivers and people who drive high annual mileages for work are up to 50% more likely to crash than private motorists. This leaflet gives simple advice on how employers and line managers can help to ensure that their staff are not tempted or pressurised into driving at inappropriate speed...

Vehicle Technology

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations require employers to ensure that work equipment (and this includes vehicles and the equipment in them) is suitable and safe, and the employees are properly trained in its use...