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Why your organisation needs a driving for work policy – H&S Event

By |2024-05-14T16:13:44+01:00May 9th, 2024|DfBB Articles, News|

Does your organisation need a driving for work policy? This year, thousands of health and safety experts visited The Health & Safety Event – the UK’s largest gathering of those responsible for running a safe and efficient workplace. One of the major draws at the event was our Driver Safety Theatre, where the question,

David Phillips Furniture wins top driver risk management award

By |2024-05-07T14:02:13+01:00May 2nd, 2024|DfBB Articles, News|

Health & Safety Event Awards 2024, David Phillips Furniture Ltd has been announced as the winner of the Best Driver Risk Management Performance at the Safety & Health Excellence Awards. It beat strong competition from major multinationals and organisations in construction, utilities, insurance and public transport. In shortlisting the winner and those highly commended,

What should be included in a driving at work risk assessment?

By |2024-05-15T19:24:18+01:00April 29th, 2024|DfBB Articles, News|

What should be included in a driving at work risk assessment? Driving for work is one of the most dangerous things an employee will do during the working day – up to 1/3 of all road traffic incidents involve someone who was driving for work at the time. If you manage drivers, you have

What are the maximum hours a driver can work?

By |2024-05-10T08:39:01+01:00April 27th, 2024|DfBB Articles, News|

What are the maximum hours a driver can work? There are driving for work laws in the UK, which limit the amount of driving that employees can do each day. There are also laws that set out minimum rest periods. The set of rules that apply to your drivers will depend on various factors,

What is a driving for work policy?

By |2024-05-16T21:46:47+01:00April 26th, 2024|DfBB Articles, News|

A driving for work policy is how your organisation can demonstrate its commitment to minimising road risk. The law says that every business must have a policy for managing health and safety. A health and safety policy sets out your general approach to health and safety. It explains how you, as an employer, will

Employees driving personal vehicles for work

By |2024-05-15T14:42:33+01:00April 25th, 2024|DfBB Articles, News|

When employees use their own vehicles for work-related purposes, the term often used for that group of drivers is a ‘grey fleet’. Managing a 'grey fleet' comes with its own set of challenges and considerations – but one thing that remains constant is your legal compliance and duty of care responsibilities. Even if an

Driver Safety Manager Mock Trial – back at The NEC

By |2024-05-15T14:27:50+01:00April 9th, 2024|DfBB Articles, News|

Driver Safety Manager Mock Trial - back at the NEC We’re fast coming round again to the Health and Safety Event at the NEC, Birmingham – the UK’s largest gathering of those responsible for running a safe and efficient workplace. Vehicles have long been established as an extension of the workplace under driving for

Driver wellbeing interventions – advice, ideas and resources

By |2024-05-15T14:02:09+01:00March 12th, 2024|DfBB Articles, News|

This week, we hear from Bev Tapp, Wellbeing Champion at Stagecoach on the interventions they are using, which are aimed at improving the overall health and wellbeing of their drivers. Driver wellbeing interventions Professional drivers have a busy job and need to maintain high levels of concentration all day. Some retailers and employers are

Fleet operators can help stem the UK men’s health crisis

By |2024-06-03T16:17:17+01:00March 16th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Men's Health Crisis There is a crisis in men’s health in the UK. One in five men won’t make it to retirement age. But the fleet industry can help change that. Millions of men in the UK drive as part of their job. Fleet operators which extend health education and/or access to health services

Our top three tips for healthy drivers & better performance

By |2024-06-03T16:26:57+01:00March 10th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Fitness to drive - fit drivers, better business performance Physical fitness, good nutrition and proper hydration are all essential elements of ensuring that an individual is fit to drive. All the elements of driver wellbeing reinforce and enhance one another – both positively and negatively. Physical fitness, proper nutrition and good hydration all play

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