Driver Risk Assessments

Health and Safety Legislation requires that employers conduct assessments of the risks associated with work and the work place and introduce measures to eliminate or control any risks identified. It follows that risk assessments should be conducted for the task of driving.

Risk Assessment is a technique for managing safety by:

  • identifying the hazards in a task or workactivity
  • deciding what and how harm or damage could be caused to employees or assets
  • assessing the risk or likelihood of harm or damage occurring
  • determining what hazard control actions are needed to prevent or minimise the potential harm or damage
  • monitoring to ensure that the hazard has been managed effectively.

Murcotts can assist you to develop risk assessments for your drivers.

In some cases we can provide you with standard guides to add to your position descriptions that address the driving component of the employees work role.