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Ensuring driver competence

While organisations should in the first instance seek to control risk on the road by reducing or eliminating the need to travel or by designing safe journeys and specifying safe vehicles ... wherever driving is part of the work, they must ensure that employees involved have the necessary competence to drive safely.

Competence for safety driving is about ensuring appropriate attitudes, as well as behaviour, particularly as driving for work, can often entail lone driving, without reference to supervisors or other colleagues, over prolonged periods.

The attached 10-point code has been produced in order to supplement Road Safety guidance and to help organisations review their policies for ensuring driver competence. 

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