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Occupational Health and Safety

To ensure Occupational Health and Safety requirements are met, it is useful for organisations to think of a fleet vehicle as a workplace. Drivers should be educated to take responsibility for a safe environment in and around vehicles. Basic steps before driving off could include adjusting the seat and checking for loose objects with the potential to obstruct use of controls or to become missiles in an accident.

Specific areas of vehicle ownership and usage related to Occuational Health and Safety include:

  • Safe driving
  • Vehicle safety
  • Moving incapacitated persons in and out of vehicles
  • Safe vehicle loading and unloading

Policies and procedures should be implemented for all these areas and when acquiring vehicles, community service organisations should opt for as many safety features as possible.

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  •  Safe driving
    Information about safe driving policies, safe driving tips, and driver education.
  •  Vehicle safety
    Information about selecting a vehicle and maintenance.

Supported by the Community Sector Investment Fund (external link - opens in a new window).