Driver Safety Zone – The Health and Safety Event 2021

The Highways England Driving for Better Business campaign recently partnered with The Health & Safety Event to deliver a unique feature for delegates – the Driver Safety Zone.

Collaborating with a number of specialist partners, the event provided invaluable information and expert support to safety professionals who are responsible for managing work-related road risk.

The Health and Safety Executive have created new web pages for employers and our keynote presentation covered recent changes in official guidance on the safe management of those who drive or ride for work.

Check out the full video programme below.

You can register below to receive the video recordings of our keynote sessions, and an essential Driving for Better Business summary of what this HSE guidance means for you and your organisation.



10:30 – 11:00 What is work-related road risk?
New to managing driver safety? This session will get you up to speed so you can get maximum value from the rest of our presentations.
11:30 – 11:45 Changes in official guidance on the safe management of those who drive or ride for work
The Health and Safety Executive have created new web pages for employers on how to manage those who drive and ride for work.
Kanwal Kanda – HM Principal Inspector and Head of Transport Sector at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
11:45 – 12:30 Panel discussion: What the updated HSE guidance on driving and riding for work means for Safety Professionals
Kanwal Kanda – Head of Transport Sector, Health and Safety Executive
13:00 – 13:00 What companies get wrong managing driver safety
The five most important tasks for safety professionals who want to manage work related-road safety compliantly in line with new HSE web pages.
13:45 – 14:15 Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention
A summary of National Highways initiatives to reduce incidents involving commercial vehicles on the Strategic Road Network.
14:30 – 15:00 Supporting the wellbeing of van drivers
75% of all UK suicides are male, like the overwhelming majority of van drivers. Support them with our free award-winning CALM Driver materials.

Wednesday 8th September

10:30 – 11:00 Are your policies fit for purpose?
The importance of creating and following a robust policy to cover driving and riding for work.
11:20 – 11:50 The increasing problem of drug driving at work
Many police forces are now catching more drug drivers than drink drivers and, worryingly, some find the majority are commercial vehicle drivers.
12:10 – 12:40 Learning from vehicle incidents to improve driver safety
How to find out whether work practices or management failings were behind an incident in order to prevent it happening again.
13:00 – 13:00 Record keeping and audit trails
Managing and analysing data is one of the biggest challenges within any business. When it comes to managing drivers and vehicles, keeping the correct records is absolutely vital.
14:00 – 15:00 Driver fatigue: Lessons from a successful company prosecution
In 2020, Renown Consultants were found guilty following a double fatality due to fatigue. Dr Paul Jackson, was the expert witness on fatigue for this case and will talk through the key failings of the company.
There will then be an extended Q&A session on the implications of this case for all employers regarding fatigue management.

Thursday 9th September

10:30 – 12:00 Building and maintaining a culture of safe driving
3 x 10 minute presentations followed by a panel discussion covering driver recruitment, induction, training, recognition and disciplinary measures for drivers that don’t comply.

Didn’t make the event? Register here for the video recordings and the Driving for Better Business summary of what this revised HSE guidance means for your organisation.


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Our resources for those who manage drivers:

CALM Driver wellbeing and metal health