Employer responsibilities to workplace drivers

Information and guidance on how to correctly risk assess driving at work

Risk assessment for driving

Many different types of vehicle are used in a workplace setting, and it is important that you are aware of the risks they cause and take steps to manage these.

Carry out a risk assessment

The best way to find out about the risks in your organisation, and how to address these, is by discussing issues with your staff and carrying out a risk assessment.

Your risk assessment for driving activities at work should consider:

  • the driver
  • the vehicle
  • the journey, route or the job the vehicle is used for

The risk assessment process will help an employer identify how best to control these and other identified risks on their sites.

View our pages on on-site transport hazards and public road hazards to find out more about the types of risks that your drivers may face and the steps you can take to manage these risks.

To learn more about vehicles and driving for work, complete our online awareness course.