Many workers drive as part of their jobs. If that’s the case with your workers, it’s important that you have road safety policies, practices and procedures in place to ensure their safety while on the road. And given that driving in the winter is particularly hazardous due to weather conditions, your road safety procedures should address winter driving.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
This model winter driving safe work procedure instructs supervisors and workers on what to do to keep safe when driving in winter conditions. Adapt it for your workplace, its operations, your OHS program and the requirements in your jurisdictions’ OHS and motor vehicle laws. Before implementing such a procedure, it’s recommended that you consult with workers who drive for work purposes, supervisors and the JHSC or safety representative to identify ways to effectively develop, communicate, monitor, evaluate and update the procedure.