The HSE updates work-related road safety guide

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The Health and Safety Executive has published an updated version of its managing work-related road safety guide.

The HSE’s ‘Driving at work: managing work-related road safety’, which was first published more than a decade ago, is billed as the definitive guide for any organisation with employees who drive for work, and self-employed drivers in helping them prevent needless crashes and casualties and drive down costs.

An HSE spokesman said: “Health and safety law applies to work activities on the road in the same way as it does to all work activities. You need to manage the risks to drivers as part of your health and safety arrangements. This leaflet suggests ways you can do this.

“Effective management of work-related road safety helps reduce risk, no matter what size your organisation is. It could also result in, for example: fewer injuries to drivers, reduced risk of work-related ill health and reduced stress and improved morale.”

The guidance is available as a free download from http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg382.pdf