Tag: Driving Safely

Week Commencing 06/11/2023 – In The News

RED backs calls for increased van driver training Red Corporate Driver Training has backed calls from an influential road safety lobby for increased training requirements for van drivers. The European Transport Safety Council has written to MEPs asking for an extension to the use of Certificates of Professional Competence (CPCs) to van drivers, creating a […]

Road Safety: Applying Mindfulness to Driving

Driving can be an intensely stressful activity for some, and this increase in stress and anxiety can in turn increase the risk of accidents occurring and also be quite damaging for your mental health – especially if you are frequently on the road. This blog will explore how we can use mindfulness techniques to help […]

Mobile Workforce Toolbox Talk

This blog can be delivered to your staff as a Toolbox Talk. If you require a specific Toolbox Talk for your workplace, please feel free to get in touch.  Reason: Mobile workers, and those who work with them, can be exposed to a range of risks. It is important to help prevent incidents while driving, […]

Driving for Work: Staying Safe on the Road

Driving is one of the most dangerous work activities, with numerous potential hazards including, weather, fatigue, other road users, traffic, roadworks, vehicle condition, and lone working risks. If your employees drive as part of their role, this must be accounted for in your health and safety arrangements. Keep reading to learn more about employer responsibilities, […]

Week Commencing 31/07/2023 – In The News

That Flaming Cargo Ship Is Loaded With Nearly 500 EVs, Not 25 The prognosis for a fire onboard a cargo ship transporting thousands of cars has taken a turn for the worse, as news has come out that the vessel is carrying far more electric vehicles than initially reported. It worsens the odds of containing the […]

Safety Spotlight: Driving Safely Awareness & Mindfulness

As part of August’s Hazard of the Month, Driving, we’re highlighting two key areas: Driving Safely Awareness & Mindfulness. Driving Safely Driving for work, whether on site or on public roads, is one of the most dangerous tasks a worker can undertake. Employers must manage the health and safety risks to any workers who drive as […]

Week Commencing 14/11/2022 – In The News

Keep road safety front of mind long after Road Safety Week, say organisers With road crashes predicted to climb this year, organisers at Brake are urging the public to keep road safety at the forefront of their minds beyond 20 November. Every year, thousands of schools, organisations and communities come together to support the campaign by sharing […]

Week Commencing 06/06/2022 – In The News

Mercedes recalls almost 1m cars over faulty brakes German carmaker Mercedes-Benz is recalling almost 1m older vehicles from around the world because of potential problems with their braking system. Over the weekend, the company said it will contact owners of the vehicles as their brakes may be affected by what it called “advanced corrosion”. The […]

Changes to the Highway Code Toolbox Talk

This blog can be delivered to your staff as a Toolbox Talk. If you require a specific Toolbox Talk for your workplace, please feel free to get in touch. Objective: To outline the changes to the Highway Code that came into effect on 29th January 2022. Target: All operatives on site. Awareness of the Highway Code […]

Week Commencing 14/03/2022 – In The News

‘Two-second rule’ campaign launched by National Highways National Highways have launched a new campaign to tackle the issue of tailgating, a factor in around one in eight crashes on England’s motorways and major A roads. In a recent National Highways poll, eight in 10 participants said they were aware of the ‘two-second rule’ when they […]