Health and Safety for Drivers

Following health and safety protocol is an essential part of a commercial driver’s day-to-day duty. From setting off and starting their shift to returning the vehicle to the depot, drivers need to be fully aware of the hazards and risks presented by the job, and how they can best deal with these to avoid damage to their own health and wellbeing, as well as that of others. Here at Driver Hire Uxbridge, our driver health and safety module will ensure that, whether your driver is delivering goods or transporting passengers, they always know exactly what is required of them in terms of ensuring driver, vehicle and passenger health and safety.

What health and safety risks do drivers face?

Drivers are often required to pull in and out of loading bays, where dangerous machinery is operating and visibility is limited. They might also need to load and unload heavy items from the vehicle, either manually or using specialist machinery. If a driver is unwell or has a health condition that may flare up, this could affect their safety while out on the roads; likewise, if a vehicle has a fault that is not detected, this could endanger not only the life of the driver, but also the lives of pedestrians, passers-by and other road users.

Driver health and safety training from Driver Hire Uxbridge

Our health and safety for drivers module lasts for three and a half hours, and can be used in combination with another of our modules to make up a full day of training. This can be used toward the training requirements of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). On this module, your drivers will learn about the following health and safety areas:

  • Loading bay safety
  • Vehicle checks
  • Fitness to drive
  • General onsite safety issues

Our training can be tailored to your needs

We know that it’s not always convenient for your drivers to come to us for training at our purpose-built facility in Uxbridge, which is why our expert trainers are more than happy to deliver our course at your company’s premises, if you need us to. Whatever your training needs are, we can deliver – whether that’s for an entire fleet or for just a single driver.

If you would like to find out more about our health and safety for drivers module, or one of our other CPC modules, contact us at Driver Hire Uxbridge today.

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