This guide provides advice to employers about the dangers of drink and drug driving and offers information on how to encourage safe practice.
A guide which gives information about driver fitness issues, and guidance for employers on how to ensure their employees are fit to drive.
What employers can do to prepare their professional drivers for a safe return to work after lockdown.
Fresh Air Alertness Management
Following the deaths of two of its workers after driving whilst fatigued, a firm has been found guilty of failing to discharge its duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Driving for Better Business
40 per cent of all car, van and lorry drivers admit to driving while tired. We look at some of the effects of sleep deprivation.
The statistics around Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) – the condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, interrupting breathing and disturbing sleep, potentially triggering severe daytime sleepiness – make alarming reading.
You must wear glasses or contact lenses every time you drive if you need them to meet the ‘standards of vision for driving’. Fitness to Drive.
Department for Transport
Lose your licence, lose your livelihood. 600 prosecutions each week. Police and your employer can test for drugs at any time.
Lose your HGV licence, lose your livelihood. 600 prosecutions each week. Police and your employer can test for drugs at any time.
Lose your PSV licence, lose your livelihood. 600 prosecutions each week. Police and your employer can test for drugs at any time.
This best practice guidance report is one of a series produced by Global Fleet Champions to help anyone who employs people who drive for work to manage occupational road risk, regardless of budget, fleet size or vehicle type.
COVID-19 has changed the road environment around the world and created additional challenges for fleet managers.
For more than 30 years, the Transport Accident Commission of Victoria in Australia has produced some of the world’s hardest-hitting road safety films – their anti-drink drive film is one of the best.
Transport Accident Commission Victoria
Did you know?
Drivers can be fined up to £1,000 if they do not inform DVLA about a medical condition that affects their driving.
It is an offence for drivers to refuse to submit to an eyesight test when requested to by the police.
Drivers may be prosecuted if involved in an accident...
Driving for Better Business, National Highways
For drivers of goods vehicles or combinations of vehicle and trailer of more than 3.5 tonnes and passenger vehicles with more than 9 seats (including the driver’s).
Hazard perception testing has been part of the driver licensing procedure for 20 years, with considerable reductions in collisions attributed to its introduction. Despite this, hazard perception has yet to become a significant part of fleet drivers’ continuous professional development. This talk...
The transport and logistics industry typically covers off fatigue risk by adhering to hours of service legislation. In this session we’ll explain why that approach could be flawed and how your organisation could gain from paying a little more attention to sleep duration and quality.. This session...
This session was recorded at The Health & Safety Event 2021 and features Daniel Jones - UK Training Manager, Dtec
Driving is one of the most complex tasks we do in everyday life. It requires attention, decision-making, situational awareness and physical coordination. Several factors can impact on our ability to perform at our best when we are driving. One of these factors is driver fatigue.
Driver Medicals – what do you need to know? The aim of this article is to provide clarity on exactly what a D4 medical is, its importance for drivers and those who manage drivers, and tips for fleet professionals and driver managers to share on how their drivers can stay healthy in preparation...
Network Rail is very conscious of the risk of fatigue, as its workers often fix railway lines at night when services are naturally reduced.
“In principle we would like to be able to analyse our shift patterns to see if we can lower the risk of driver fatigue,” he says. “We are currently...
Driver fatigue may be a contributory factor in up to 20% of road incidents, and up to one quarter of fatal and serious incidents.
It’s a huge risk for fleets, drivers and for the general public – and commercial vehicle drivers are vulnerable to fatigue due to demanding workloads and high...
Distraction is a leading a cause of collision. Whether manual, visual or cognitive, a distracted driver is not in full control of their vehicle, nor able to process and adapt to the changing environment around them.
Fleets should educate drivers about the huge risks associated with distraction,...
Drug driving among commercial vehicle drivers is one the fastest growing and most concerning challenges facing driver safety managers, with many police forces reporting more drug driving offences than drink driving ones. This talk will look at the size of the problem, good practice on driving for...
Did you know?
1 in 5 accidents are caused by tiredness.
Peak times for fatigue-related crashes are within the hours of 02.00-06.00 and 14.00-16.00.
Sleeping just 4-5 hours a night for a week impairs performance to the same extent as being legally over the alcohol limit.