Rue Itzinger

Jul 18 2020

Keeping Drivers safe during the Coronavirus pandemic

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Many of us now getting used to life amid COVID-19, and over the last few months of lockdown there has been a growth in demand for delivery drivers and supply chain workers. It’s important that drivers keep safe as they go about their business during the crisis – here’s our top tips.

Safety first! Those in charge of loading sites must make sure everyone is safe at all times, following current government guidance. That includes site workers and drivers, and how they interact and support one another.

Access to facilities. Drivers must have access to toilets and handwashing facilities whilst on site – it is a legal requirement. Make sure facilities are well sign posted and consider ways to keep everyone safe, including providing separate facilities where possible.

Ensure social distancing. If you have a break room or driver waiting room, ensure users keep to social distancing rules. Put up signage and provide handwashing and sanitation facilities. Depending on the site, if social distancing is not possible drivers could as a temporary measure wait in their cabs, as long as driver and worker safety is adhered to.

You can find out more by visiting the government website: https://www.gov.uk/transport/driving-and-road-transport

For more information about our driving vacancies, or to discuss how Flexistaff can support your business, contact us on 01582 696959 or office@flexistaffuk.com.