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									     General risk assessment for driving (when complete, a management action plan is needed to reduce risk)

                                                                                                                                                         Are existing
                                                                       Control measures
                                       Risk                                                                                                              controls
    Hazard              Risk                           (Describe the existing workplace precautions and             Likelihood   Severity   Risk level
                                      group
                                                                risk-control systems in place.)
                                                                                                                                                         adequate?
                                                                                                                                                         Yes    No*

Driver             Unable to                      Recruitment procedure (see Driver SMS) for all drivers, and
suitability –      drive safely,                  pre-interview assessment for vocational drivers.
medical            collisions,                    Health screen and fitness certificate before appointment.
conditions,        death                          Driver code of practice and authorised driver record.
attitude,                                         Consider regular health checks (contact occupational health).
experience
and driving
history

                                          All
Lack of            Feelings of        casual      Plan routes, learn from colleagues, use internet route planners
familiarity with   stress                and      and so on.
area,                                essential    www.rac.co.uk www.theaa.com www.greenflag.com
directions or                          users,
routes                                  their
                                    passengers,
                                       other
Driving under      Unable to            road      HR services to develop substance-misuse policy
the influence      drive safely        users
of drugs or        and collisions        and
alcohol                             pedestrians   Line manager to issue instruction: eating, drinking or using a
                                                  mobile phone at the wheel is strictly against the rules.
                                                  Arrangements for using mobile phone (see template).
Eating,            Unable to
drinking or        drive safely
using a mobile     and collisions                 Need to refer to the individual’s risk assessment.
phone at the
wheel

Working alone      Violent
                   incident
                                                                                                                                                      Are existing
                                                                      Control measures
                                      Risk                                                                                                            controls
   Hazard              Risk                           (Describe the existing workplace precautions and           Likelihood   Severity   Risk level
                                     group
                                                               risk-control systems in place.)
                                                                                                                                                      adequate?
                                                                                                                                                      Yes    No*

Unroadworthy     Collision, loss                 It is the driver’s responsibility to maintain their vehicle.
vehicle          of control and                  Annual MOT check recorded by the line manager on the
                 power, and                      authorised driver record (ADR).
                 breakdown                       Use pre-start (‘POWDER’) checklist (from Driver SMS).




Speeding         Collision,                      Follow road traffic laws, signs and the Highway Code.
                 criminal                        Work scheduling must allow sufficient journey times.
                 record, death           All
                                     casual
                                        and
Poor             Saving time        essential    Work scheduling must have reasonable demands.
organisational   and effort           users,     Positive feedback to staff who make safe, timely arrivals.
work culture     leads to poor         their     Manager training in behavioural safety techniques (see stress
                 behaviour         passengers,   risk assessment for this post).
                 (such as             other
                 cutting               road
                 corners)             users
                                        and
                                   pedestrians
Long driving     Fatigue,                        Drivers must take 15-minute breaks after every two hours of
times (more      collision,                      continuous driving.
than two hours   stress                          Explore ICT solutions to avoid unnecessary journeys (for
non-stop                                         example, video-conferencing).
driving)
                                                                                                                                                                      Are existing
                                                                           Control measures
                                         Risk                                                                                                                         controls
   Hazard              Risk                                (Describe the existing workplace precautions and               Likelihood       Severity     Risk level
                                        group
                                                                    risk-control systems in place.)
                                                                                                                                                                      adequate?
                                                                                                                                                                       Yes     No*

Pedestrians       Collision,                          Follow the Highway Code. At traffic lights, junctions or in
                  robbery or                          standing traffic, be aware of pedestrians, keep your windows
                  stress                              closed and keep valuables out of sight.


Driving at        Unable to                           Follow the Highway Code and guidance in the Walsall Council
night and in      drive safely,                       drivers’ code of practice.
poor weather      collisions and                      Consider delaying your journey.
conditions        injury                              Use technology to avoid journeys (for example, video
(rain, fog,                                           conferencing).
snow or ice)

                                           All
Poor              Loss of              casual         If you are carrying disruptive passengers, make sure there is
behaviour of      concentration,          and         adequate supervision or care. You should consider taking an
passengers        collisions and      essential       escort.
                  injury                users,
                                         their
There may be                         passengers,
other risks                             other
specific to                              road
your                                    users
department or                             and         Further examples of hazards are available at the start of this
school that                          pedestrians      appendix. You may want to add specific hazards from your
you want to                                           work activity or visit:
include here
(such as                                              www.hse.gov.uk       www.vosa.gov.uk       www.rospa.co.uk
behavioural
difficulties of
passengers).
Blank pages
are available
on the
intranet.

     * If the answer to ‘are existing controls adequate?’ is ‘No’, please fill in a risk assessment action plan (Form RA 3), which you can get from the intranet safety page

								
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