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Driving for work involves a risk not only for the driver, but also for fellow workers and members of the public, such as pedestrians and other road users.

Driving for work includes any person who drives on a road as part of their work either in:

  • company vehicle

or

  • their own vehicle and receives an allowance from their employer for miles driven.

Commuting to work is not classified as driving for work, except where the person’s journey starts from their home and they are travelling to a work location that is not their normal place of work.

Driving for work involves a risk not only for the driver, but also for fellow workers and members of the public, such as pedestrians and other road users.

As an employer or self-employed person, you must, by law, manage the risks that may arise when you or your employees drive for work. Although employers cannot directly control roadway conditions they can promote and influence safe driving behaviour amongst their employees.

In order to assist employers, the Health and Safety Authority and the Road Safety Authority have collaborated in producing a CD-Rom entitled Driving for Work: A Guide for Employers

You can also view further information from the joint HSA/RSA International conference on Road Safety at Work.

Driving for Work Seminars

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) are running a series of nationwide seminars in June to highlight the importance for safe driving for work.

The seminars will be of interest to all organisations whose employees drive on the road as part of their work, whether in a company provided vehicle or their own vehicle.

" Download the 'Driving for Work Seminars' notice(PDF) for more information.