Work-related road safety

Departments should ensure that, where necessary, risk assessments are completed for driving or cycling at work. The significant findings should be documented. In most cases, a generic risk assessment will serve to cover all activities with a particular type of vehicle.

Departments should ensure there is a suitable routine and ad hoc maintenance regime is in place for departmentally owned motor vehicles and pedal cycles. A responsible person should be identified to track these arrangements. The policy sets out arrangements for managing work-related road safety risks, including details on:

  • risk assessment
  • medical standards for driving
  • vehicle license requirements