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Vehicle Safety Kit

What do you have in the boot of your car?

Accidents and emergencies do occur on the road. The driver handbook should detail company policy on what to do in the event of accident or breakdown, but it is also advisable for drivers to have some basic equipment to help them to be safe on the road. We've itemised some of the essentials drivers should keep in their vehicle.

Safety essentials include:-

  • Vehicle handbook 
  • Company driver policy/handbook 
  • Tyre pressure gauge 
  • Tread depth gauge 
  • Torch and blanket for emergencies 
  • Fire extinguisher 
  • High Visibility vest 
  • First aid kit 
  • Warning triangle 
  • Mobile phone and emergency contact numbers 
  • Disposable camera 
  • Copy of Highway code 
  • Exchange of Information form

This list is by no means exhaustive and additional essential equipment will be required where weather conditions are poor and/or the journey involves travel in different countries. 

Useful Motor Risk Templates are available for you to download free of charge - visit our ‘Tools and Templates' section.

For more information on useful products and services to help you manage your vehicles and drivers please view our Specialist Partners

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Please Note
This document contains general information and guidance and is not and should not be relied on as specific advice. The document may not cover every risk, exposure or hazard that may arise and Aviva recommend that you obtain specific advice relevant to the circumstances. AVIVA accepts no responsibility or liability towards any person who may rely upon this document.

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