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This introductory guide provides simple advice, based on the HSE’s approach of ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’, and signposts you to more detailed guidance. It is designed for organisations that may not have considered this issue previously and are unsure how to start.


An Introduction to Managing Occupational Road Risk

An introduction to Highways England’s Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Programme including initiatives aimed at tackling the main causes of incidents involving commercial vehicles.

National Highways

Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Programme

The Highways England Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Team is collaborating on a range of initiatives to improve safety for drivers and operators of commercial vehicles as well as other road users.

National Highways

Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Case Studies

This leaflet is for those who need to put in place or oversee their organisation’s health and safety arrangements. It’s a brief guide to help you comply with the law, and summarises the more detailed guidance in Managing for health and safety (HSG65)

Health and Safety Executive

Plan, Do, Check, Act (INDG275)

This guidance has been produced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to help people involved in workplace transport reduce the chances of accidents happening. It is mainly aimed at managers but operators and their safety representatives will also find it useful.

Health and Safety Executive

Workplace transport safety: A brief guide (INDG199)

This guide provides advice for employers on what they need to do to comply with the law and reduce risk. It will also be useful for managers, supervisors, employees and their safety representatives, as well as contractors, vehicle operators and other organisations concerned with workplace transport...

Health and Safety Executive

A guide to workplace transport safety (HSG136)

Employers have a duty to consult with their employees, or their representatives, on health and safety matters. This leaflet is aimed at employers and discusses what they need to do to ensure they are complying with the law.

Health and Safety Executive

Consulting employees on health and safety: A brief guide to the law (INDG232)

Traffic Commissioner Sarah Bell talks to David Williams about why a breakdown in trust between fleet operator and traffic commissioner could severely disrupt your ability to do business.

Office of the Traffic Commissioners

How safe is your ‘O’ Licence?

Employers and fleet operators across the country, whose commercial vehicles are defective, or whose drivers break the law, are now coming under closer scrutiny

Driving for Better Business

The landscape is changing around compliance

Who can drive a van, the speed limits and weight limits that apply, and rules on loading, drivers' hours and maintenance.


Guidance: Driving a van

The impact of COVID-19 on UK businesses will take a while to be fully realised. Our new Fleet Safety Guide distils the key issues and provides advice from our experts on how to deal with them effectively as the lockdown continues to ease.

IAM RoadSmart

COVID-19: Driving business back to work – safely and profitably

Many in the transport and driver risk management arena believed the Corporate Manslaughter Act would make it easier to hold organisations to account for the wellbeing and safety of those engaged in driving for work. The reality has been somewhat different.

IAM RoadSmart

White Paper: The Corporate Manslaughter Act, ten years on

Confidence in your fleet safety profile comes from three things. Understanding everything you’re responsible for, making sure everything is managed in line with industry best practices, and having a robust audit trail to prove everything was done correctly. Barrie will talk through the key things...

Driving for Better Business

Confidence in the compliance of your fleet

This Safe Loading Code of Practice (The Code) has been compiled to offer guidance to drivers and operators of vehicle transporters to address the basic issues which can lead to serious incidents where personal injury and damage are all too common.

Vehicle Transporter Training

Vehicle Logistics Safe Loading Code of Practice

How safe do you think your fleet is today? It’s very easy to think that, because a fleet has been incident free for a while, everything must be fine. That can then lead to complacency, and an incident happening, seemingly out of nowhere. Assess your fleet confidence level with this tool -...

Driving for Better Business

Fleet Confidence Footprint

On a day that started out just like any other, Bob Adams, a van driver very similar to many of those that work for you, begins his day’s work schedule. Some very common examples of poor driver safety management align and result in a serious incident involving a cyclist – but was it the...

Driving for Better Business

Mock Trial – Poor Driver Safety Management

As well as maintaining its FORS Gold status, Galaxy will now aim for DVSA Earned Recognition status. Wayne says this will prove it has excellent compliance systems. Wayne says it is important to recognise the value of the process. “Audits and accreditations are a chance to review where you...

Driving for Better Business

Galaxy Insulations – Accreditations