Driver and Vehicle Safety
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) estimate that between 800 and 1000 people die each year whilst driving for the purposes of work, or are killed as a result of an accident involving someone driving for work. This means that driving is in many cases, the most hazardous activity a person will undertake whilst at work.
With this in mind, Health and Safety has developed the following Driver and Vehicle Safety Policy Standard and Information Sheets to help Colleges and Departments establish the fundamental principles for managing Driver and Vehicle Safety. The Driver and Passenger Safety Handbook also provides valuable, practical advice to all staff and students who drive on University work related activites.
Driver and Vehicle Safety Policy Standard, Information Sheets
- Driver and Vehicle Safety - Policy Standard (updated 2022)
- DV1: Approving the Driver
- DV2: Vehicle Safety
- DV3: Journey Planning
- DV4: Trailers & Towing
- DV5: Medical Standards
- Am I driving for work?
Note: Separate University Policy and advice on Minibus Safety and Minibus Drivers is available here.
- Finance Department's On-line Car Insurance Form (hire cars) for use whenever you are hiring a vehicle.