Duty of care

A Fitness To Drive Policy Example

(COMPANY NAME)

Fitness To Drive Policy

As part of our overall health and safety policy, (COMPANY NAME) is committed to reducing the risks which our staff face and create when on the road as part of their work.

We ask all our staff to play their part.

When driving for work, staff must always drive within road traffic laws, safely and responsibly. Failure to comply with the policy may be regarded as a disciplinary matter.

Senior managers must:

• lead by example, by ensuring that they drive within road traffic laws, safely and responsibly, and by following the organisation’s fitness to drive policy.

Line managers must ensure:

• they also lead by personal example
• staff understand the dangers and consequences of poor driving
• staff receive appropriate driver assessment and training to help them drive safely
• staff understand what to do if they consider they are at risk due to the driving they are required to do
• staff are confident that they can report and discuss any fitness to drive problems they might have with an appropriate person without fear of being treated unfairly
• work related road safety is included in team meetings and staff appraisals and periodic checks are conducted to ensure our Policy is being followed
• they follow our monitoring, reporting and investigation procedures to help learn lessons which could help improve our future road safety performance
• they challenge unsafe attitudes and behaviours, encourage staff to drive safely, and lead by personal example in the way they themselves drive.

Staff who drive for work must:

• always drive within road traffic laws, safely and responsibly
• follow the organisation’s fitness to drive policy
• discuss any fitness to drive problems or concerns they have to their line manager
• report any health issue that affects their ability to drive to the DVLA
• report any driving accidents, or cautions, summons or convictions for driving offences, to their line manager
• co-operate with monitoring, reporting and investigation procedures.

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I confirm I have read the ‘Fitness to Drive Policy’

Signed……………………………………………………………………………..Date……………………………………….

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