Driving for work is one of the highest-risk activities many employees undertake. As a driver or a passenger, they could be involved in a road traffic incident. That could put them or other road users at risk. We call that occupational road risk.
If your business currently operates, or would like to operate, in the rail industry, you will need to demonstrate that you manage your occupational road risk effectively, whether your business is a:
- train operating company
- freight operating company
- infrastructure manager
- infrastructure contractor
- rail vehicle manufacturer
- supplier to any of these
This means that you do everything that is required to meet the minimum levels of compliance. Those requirements are set out in current guidance from the Health and Safety Executive and Department for Transport.
If your organisation has signed up to the rail industry’s Occupational Road Risk Management Charter, you are now in the right place to get started. We have a simple framework that you can follow to ensure you are meeting the requirements. It is supported by a range of online tools and resources to help you see where you stand now, and what you need to do to make improvements.
The entire programme and resources are FREE TO ACCESS.