Driving at Work - How to Check Your Vehicle

Driving at work? Make sure your vehicle is up to the task before you set off

Key Learning Points:

  • Why vehicle safety at work is important
  • How to check a vehicle is roadworthy
  • Which up-to-date documents are needed
  • How to check for car damage
  • The basic checks to make before setting off
Driving at Work - How to Check Your Vehicle
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Course Overview

Driving is one of the most dangerous work activities. It can be dangerous not only for the people driving, but the public too and anyone working alongside the road, such as police and maintenance workers.

Maintaining your vehicle is a key duty in road safety. Work vehicles are work equipment and it's important everyone takes steps to ensure they are safe for use. Our Checking your Vehicle Before Driving at Work short course details some of the basic vehicle checks employees can undertake before making a work-related road trip.

This course is available as both a Take 5 and a Toolbox Talk, suitable for small group learning.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 5 minutes
  • Available for translation

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  • Part of our Driving at Work collection of courses
  • Multiple-choice question assessment
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements
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The Assessment

This course is available as both a Take 5 and a Toolbox Talk, suitable for small group learning. The Toolbox Talk version includes resources to encourage small group discussion.

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The Importance of Driving at Work Training

Hundreds of traffic accidents every week involve people travelling for work. With many people driving for work on a regular basis or even daily, it makes sense to consider their training and the training of the managers planning their journeys.

Employers have duties under health and safety law to manage the risks faced by their workers on the road, and also a moral duty of care to protect their employees, the general public, and the reputation of their company. Organisations should ensure that a clear driving for work policy is in place and that sufficient driving training has been given prior to asking employees to drive for work purposes.

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If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

What are the most important vehicle checks?
There are several important vehicle checks that all drivers should do before starting a work journey. Examples include tyre checks, fluid level checks, brakes and engine functionality checks. It also makes sense to check you have enough fuel and emergency supplies to complete your journey safely.
How do I prepare my car for a long drive?
You can prepare your vehicle for a long drive by making sure it is in good working order and all the fluids are at the right level. Tyre pressure, tyre condition, oil, seatbelts and lights are some of the things that should be checked in advance.
How do you know if your car is in good condition?
There are several checks you can perform on your work vehicle before setting off on a trip. Simple ones include inspecting the outer appearance of the car, checking the state of the tyres, making sure all lights are in good working order and checking fluid levels. These kinds of checks should be performed before every journey.

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