Road Safety Resources for Employers

Millions of cars, vans, lorries, taxis, buses, motorcycles are used for work, and for most of us, driving is the most dangerous work activity they do. This section provides advice for employers on how to manage the risks faced, and created, by their staff when they use the road for work.

Free Resources

Driving for Work: Choosing Safer Vehicles

Driving for Work: Choosing Safer Vehicles

A guide for fleet managers and buyers on choosing safer vehicles.

Driving for Work: Safer Speeds

An Introductory Guide to Managing Occupational Road Risk

This short introductory guide provides simple advice, based on the HSE’s approach of ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’, and signposts to more detailed guidance. It is designed for organisations that are new to this issue and are unsure how to start.

Safer Driving for Work Handbook

Safer Driving for Work Handbook

This handbook is intended to help drivers understand, and follow, their employer’s driving for work policies and procedures, and to cope with the risks they face and create when driving for work.

Driving for Work Incident Reporting and Investigation

Driving for Work: Incident Reporting and Investigation

A guide for employers and line managers on developing and implementing approaches to incident reporting and investigation.

Driving for Work: Telematics

Driving for Work: Using Telematics

A guide for employers and line managers on using telematics to monitor and improve how their vehicles are driven for work purposes.

Using Telematics to Improve Driving for Work Safety: A Good Practice Guide

Using Telematics to Improve Driving for Work Safety: A Good Practice Guide

A Good Practice Guide based on the findings of a pilot project in Scotland with employers using telematics to monitor and improve the at-work driving of their young staff.

Young Drivers at Work (Scotland) Black Box Pilot

Young Drivers at Work (Scotland) Black Box Pilot

A report of a project in Scotland to explore the practical issues that employers face when seeking to use telematics to help keep their young staff safer when driving for work.

Driving for Work: Vehicle Technology

Driving for Work: Vehicle Technology

A guide for employers and line managers on how can develop and introduce policies to manage the benefits and risks of using vehicles with new technology.

Driving for Work: Fitness to Drive

Driving for Work: Fitness to Drive

A guide for employers and line managers on how to ensure that staff are fit to drive for work.

Driving for Work: Driver Assessment and Training

Driving for Work: Driver Assessment & Training

A guide for employers and line managers on effective driver assessment and training policies and procedures.

Driving for Work: Own Vehicles

Driving for Work: Own Vehicles

A guide for employers and line managers on their legal duties to manage staff who drive their own vehicles for work in the same way drivers of company vehicles.

Driving for Work: Safer Journey Planner

Driving for Work: Safer Journey Planner

This guide gives simple advice on how employers and line managers can help to ensure that the organisation's road journeys are properly planned and completed safely.

Driving for Work: Safer Speeds

Driving for Work: Safer Speeds

A guide for employers and line managers on how to ensure that their staff are not tempted or pressurised into driving at inappropriate speed.

Driving for Work: Mobile Phones

Driving for Work: Mobile Phones

A guide for employers and line managers on the risks of using a hand-held or hands-free mobile phone while driving, and how to prevent their staff from doing so.

Driving for Work: Drink and Drugs Policy

Driving for Work: Drink and Drugs Policy

A guide for employers and line managers on how to reduce the dangers of drink driving and drug driving by staff who drive for work.

Young Drivers at Work

Young Drivers at Work

A guide and materials to organise, run and evaluate a Young Drivers at Work Workshop.

Driving for Work: Film

Driving for Work: Film

Free to view online. "Driving for Work" is a short film designed to raise awareness about the risks faced and created by people who drive for work.

Vehicle Technology: A Manager's Guide

Vehicle Technology: A Manager's Guide

A guide intended to help managers to assess the likely benefits, and potential problems, of different types of vehicle technology.

Strategic Review of the Management of Occupational Road Risk

Strategic Review of the Management of Occupational Road Risk

A strategic review of the management of the occupational road risk.

Volunteer Driver's Handbook

Volunteer Driver's Handbook

A Handbook for volunteer drivers to help them to understand, and follow, their voluntary organisation's safe driving policies and procedures.

Safer Motorcycling Through Work

Safer Motorcycling Through Work

The guide is most suitable for someone who can act as a 'safer motorcycling champion' within an organisation.

MORR in Small and Medium-sized Organisations

MORR in Small & Medium-sized Organisations

A guide, based on 'plan-do-check-act' management principles, for directors, trustees, owners and managers in small and medium sized organisations.

MORR in Voluntary Organisations

MORR in Voluntary Organisations

A report of a 2003 project to develop, run and evaluate a pilot scheme designed to help voluntary organisations assess the safety of their road transport operations.

How to Evaluate Managing Occupational Road Risk

How to Evaluate Managing Occupational Road Risk

A guide for employers on how to evaluate internal MORR activities.

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Other Resources and Services

RoADTest

RoADTest

The RoSPA Occupational Advanced Driving Test (RoADTest) is the only test designed specifically to meet the unique needs of business drivers, it is a flexible modular training programme, culminating in a test.

Driver Profiler

Driver Profiler

Online driver risk assessment to effectively measure the attitude and behaviour of all your drivers. Apply for a free trial.

Driver E- Learning

Driver E-Learning

This interactive online driver training combines pictorial "drag and drop" questions with the more traditional multiple-choice format to engage with participants whilst educating them on the key principles of defensive driving.

RoSPA MORR Awards

RoSPA Fleet Safety Awards

Has your organisation got a Fleet Safety performance of which it can be proud?

Useful Web Sites

  • ORSA (Occupational Road Safety Alliance)
  • ScORSA (Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance)

 


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