The questions within this section encourage you to think about the staff you are placing behind the wheel and the level of risk they are exposed to – either as a result of their own competencies/characteristics, or the type of role or activity that they are undertaking as part of their job. Furthermore we explore the operational processes and procedures you currently have in place to manage your drivers.
Screening for Drug/Alcohol Abuse
Are drivers subject to regular or random screening for drug/alcohol abuse?
Following A Breakdown
Do drivers know what specific actions to take for their own safety following a breakdown of their vehicle?
Poor Driving Behaviour
Is there a process to address poor driving behaviour once it has been identified?
Do you provide training for drivers of specialist vehicles (including standard vans) or who are required to tow as part of their driving duties? If your fleet contains only cars, tick 'yes' to indicate no risk.
Do you pay extra attention to drivers aged between 17 and 25? If not applicable, tick 'yes' to indicate no risk.
Do you formally evaluate driver competency before allowing them to drive on business?
Do you check that your drivers satisfy the eyesight requirements set out in The Highway Code and at least on a 2-yearly basis?