Organisation: Highways England
Date of Publication: August 2021
Uploaded to Knowledge Centre: 14 September 2021
This toolkit has been produced to help keep van drivers safe and legal and ensure employers comply with not just road traffic legislation but also their health and safety responsibilities.
The free-to-access resource has been produced by the Highways England Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Team as part of the Driving for Better Business (DfBB) programme.
The number of vans on UK roads has risen by 50% in the last decade. Huge growth in the service sector and increasing demand for online shopping and grocery deliveries – accelerated by the Covid pandemic – means there are now more than 4.5 million.
The new Van Driver Toolkit features more than 30 modules to assist van drivers and their managers. Vehicle roadworthiness, fatigue, distraction and overloading among the many important subjects that are tackled.
Highways England hopes the toolkit will help employers implement best practices to improve driver wellbeing, reduce costs, improve operating conditions, and ensure safe and legal vehicles on the roads.
For more information and to access the toolkit visit the Van Driver Toolkit website: