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Are your trucks COVID-19 safe?

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What do I need to do?
In order to make sure you are working safely during coronavirus, haulage operators are not required to complete an assessment to confirm you:
  • have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment
  • have shared the results with your staff and anyone else on-site in your workplace
  • have suitable cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in place
  • have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace
If people cannot be 2m apart, you will need to confirm you have done everything practical to manage transmission risk, and have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home

If you employ 50 people or more, you will be expected to publish their risk assessment on your website.
How do I start a COVID-19 risk assessment?
You can access a template risk assessment for road haulage from the HSE here and adapt it to identify and control COVID-19 risks.

When conducting a COVID-19 risk assessment, you should consider the following:
  • How staff can social distancing in vehicles
  • Cleaning your workplace
  • Access to personal protection equipment (PPE) such as gloves and face coverings for staff
  • Managing customers, visitors and contractors
  • Inbound and outbounds goods
  • Workforce management
  • Who should go to work and who can work from home
For further advice please check out The Health & Safety Executive guide to working safely during the coronavirus outbreak here.

You can also read specific workplace-based guidance from the UK Government’s Department on working safely during Coronavirus here or from the Department for Transport here.

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