Company Driver Legislation

All drivers who are expected to drive for the purposes of their job are subject to the relevant H&S laws. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, but it is pretty comprehensive, and should cover most areas of legislation that the average driver will need to know about.

Company Driver Legislation for Trainers and Fleet Managers

There is a simple guide explaining how the Corporate Manslaughter legislation affects company drivers. We have also recently updated the information on our sister site for professional 4x4 operators.

If you have any queries about what legislation is applicable to your company, vehicles and drivers, please feel free to email us:

Department for Transport Website and their research database.

THINK! Road Safety Website.

HSE Work Related Road Safety.

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

HSE Driver Training Case Studies.

The Highway Code

Everyone forgets about this one!

Driving At Work - Managing work-related Road Safety

If you only read one thing to do with road safety at work - read this.

DfT - Indepth Study of Work-Related Road Traffic Accidents

More info, and some scary facts.

Health and Safety - A Short Guide

Short - what a relief!

Directors' Responsibilities for Health and Safety

Yep, this is where you have to step up to the mark guys.

The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

This is the main legislation regulating the management of workplace health and safety. Long, dull, but very important.

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

The 'umbrella' legislation for all of the regulations.

The Workplace (Health Safety and Welfare ) Regulations 1992

Slightly simpler to get through.

Rules on Drivers Hours and Tachographs for Goods Vehicles

Useful guidance and worth considering as best practice even for category B vans.

Simple Guide to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

(PUWER) Regs - useful for all using 4x4s and other specific vehicles.

HSE Work Related Road Safety Case Studies

Several case studies of company policy on road safety from the HSE.

HSE - Five Steps to Risk Assessment

A good guide to risk assessment in the workplace.

HSE - Consulting Employees on Health and Safety

Another good clear HSE guide.

Example Risk Assessment

Interesting and useful example based on a motor vehicle body shop.

Site Inspection Checklist

From DfT.

Managing Health And Safety - Five Steps to Success

HSE - useful guide.

Carraige of Dangerous Goods

Another good HSE guide.

This isn't an exhaustive list by any means. If you have a specific issue then we may be able to point you in the right direction. Advice is free - please contact us: