More and more businesses are using vans to transport goods and services to their customers and while anyone with a full car licence (category B) can legally drive them, there are some special rules that apply to vans that car drivers won’t be aware of.
In a recent survey, 7 out of 10 van drivers didn’t realise that on national speed limit roads, vans have lower speed limits compared to cars, so here’s a question, are you confident that your drivers know all the rules for driving a van?
It’s the law…
Any business with five or more employees has a legal duty to have a documented health and safety programme in place which must comprehensively cover its driving activities, including driver competency and training.
Part of a good driver risk management programme will be to offer training to anyone who drives a van for work, never taking for granted that a driving licence is evidence of a competent driver!
Fulfilling your training obligations doesn’t have to be expensive, especially with our online based Safer Van Driving course.
Click the on the link below to find out more about online courses for your van drivers.