The Health and Safety Authority has developed an online course on managing driving at work in partnership with An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority.
The course is designed to educate employers about safe driving for work practices and the benefits of implementing driving for work risk management practices.
Driving for work is a high-risk activity. People who drive for work are 40% more likely than other drivers to be involved in a collision. It is estimated that driving for work accounts for involvement in up to 1 in 3 road collisions every year on Ireland’s roads.
In addition to the human cost, driving for work incidents create a financial burden for employers from vehicle repair costs, worker absence, third party claims and lost business opportunities. Driving for work also poses risks for fellow workers, members of the public and road-users, especially vulnerable road-users such as pedestrians and cyclists.
To address this, the RSA, HSA and An Garda Síochána have jointly launched a dedicated website with information and resources to help better understand and manage driving for work risks.
Access course at www.hsalearning.ie