Is your journey really necessary?

In October 2004, we teamed up with TV host Noel Edmonds and the Department for Transport, to launch the ‘Meeting without Moving Foundation’. Edmonds, who had long been a big fan of the use of remote communications in his business ventures, called on the meetings industry to recognise that unnecessary travel was costly, irresponsible, undesirable... Continue Reading →

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 →

Check it out

Our next #OSHtober Driving for Work blog covers a topic that is essential for ensuring you drive safely, your pre-drive checks… Whether it’s for work or not, the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the vehicle you are driving is safe and legal falls to you. So here are 9 things you should regularly check before... Continue Reading →

The most dangerous time to drive!

You’d probably be surprised to learn that statistically July and August are the most dangerous times to drive your car and the summer months see the most fatalities and serious injuries on Britain’s roads

Human error: the biggest cause of crashes

"All of a sudden a car came from nowhere!" - Sound familiar? Car crashes happen every day in every country in the world, and we often insist on blaming external factors. However, the reality is that it’s often us at fault. In fact, it’s estimated that 95 per cent of crashes are actually due to... Continue Reading →

The aftermath of an accident – an employer’s guide

According to the HSE, driving a vehicle for work related activities is the single most dangerous task that most of us will do on a daily basis. Of course, these are comparative levels of risk. If your job involves deep sea fishing or climbing up trees with chainsaws buzzing away, well that’s obviously pretty risky!... Continue Reading →

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