Snow laughing matter – 7 top tips to prepare for your winter drive

Winter is here, and snow is forecast for much of the country this week.  A common phrase often uttered by meteorologists at the time of year is “Only travel if your journey is essential.”  The problem is that ‘essential’ means different things to different people. Could your trip be postponed? Is there another way of... Continue Reading →

Don’t sleep on it!

Excessive sleepiness (ES) is the main focus of DVLA concern with people diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), a condition in which sufferers experience significant periods of not breathing while they are asleep due to airway obstruction (this is to be distinguished from Central Sleep Apnoea which is due to neurological causes). The consequences of... Continue Reading →

Accidents don’t have to happen

The idea that ‘accidents don’t have to happen’ underpins all of our work, none more so than fleet safety. It’s estimated that 95% of road accidents are due to human error. Some of these are due to faulty mechanics, but the overwhelming majority are down to the driver.

Baby it’s cold outside – 11 essential things you need in your car this winter

What do you need to have stored in your vehicle over the cold, dark winter months? Here’s a list of 11 essentials you need to be packing...

2,4,6,8 Motorway

Motorways are the safest type of road, but also the least forgiving, due to their higher speeds. Dangerous situations develop quickly; vehicles travel much further before drivers even start to react. If you drive too close to the vehicle in front, or forget to use your mirrors before moving out, it could be disastrous. So... Continue Reading →

Driven to distraction

Driving requires your full concentration all of the time. Trying to do something else while driving will distract you, slow your reactions and make a crash more likely. So what are the main distractions we encounter when behind the wheel and how can you steer clear of them…   Mobile Phones Using a handheld or... Continue Reading →

#OSHtober: Get a load of this

It is illegal and dangerous to drive a vehicle that is overloaded or has an insecure load.As the driver, you are responsible for ensuring that any load you carry is legal and safe, even if it was loaded by another person. Make sure the vehicle is not overloaded (check the handbook for the maximum weight).... Continue Reading →

Top 10 tips to stay within the speed limit

Our #OSHtober inforgraphic contains 10 top tips on how to ensure you stay within the speed limit.   Throughout #OSHtober we will be providing you with tips and advice on how to ensure you drive safely for work. You can also keep up to date with all the latest safety news by signing up to... Continue Reading →

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