The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has recently launched a free short online course, aimed at helping employers to manage safe driving for work, on its e-learning portal http://hsalearning.ie. The short 30 minute online course was developed in partnership with the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána. It will assist employers to understand their legal obligations and manage the main risks associated with driving for work.
On completion of the course, learners will be able to:
- Recognise the key considerations when managing driving for work risks.
- Outline the key factors in managing driver behaviour.
- Identify the main risk factors in managing vehicles.
- Understand the importance of journey management practices.
Senior Policy Inspector with the HSA, Deirdre Sinnott said, “At least a quarter of all road collisions involve people driving for work. Driving is a high risk activity and employers need to manage it, for the benefit of employees, other users of the road and the business itself. This free online course will help employers whose employees drive for work, to better understand and manage the risks involved.”