New HSE work-related road safety guidance welcomed

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 11:45
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GUIDANCE: Brake welcome HSE advice

Brake have welcomed revised guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on managing work-related road safety.

The HSE’s ‘Driving at work: managing work-related road safety’ has been fully-reviewed and improved with examples of types of activities companies can use to manage road risk, and signposts to further information.

It is available as a free download.

Julie Townsend, Deputy Chief Executive at Brake, said: “Driving is the riskiest activity most employees engage in, and a huge proportion of devastating road casualties involve someone who’s driving on company time.

“It’s therefore essential that organisations with staff who drive for work are aware of the simple, low-cost steps they can take to protect their drivers and the public.

“I would urge all organisations with employees who drive on work time to read this updated HSE guidance, alongside Brake’s essential guide to fleet safety, to ensure their risk management policies and practices are up-to-date and in line with best practice.”

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