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Journey Scheduling

Are you confident that you and your company's work schedules are realistic?

Give that some serious thought. Company prosecutions can be made where the enforcing authority considers that an accident occurred due to pressure to complete unrealistic schedules.

The following checklist gives ideas on how to introduce best practice when planning work schedules. It is worth remembering that on a long journey, non-commercial drivers should take a 15-minute break every 2 hours of continuous driving, as recommended in the Highway Code. And Commercial drivers are already required by law to take prescribed breaks.

  • Consider introducing limits on maximum driving distance per day, per week, per month and per year
  • Do not expect staff to drive while tired and if possible avoid times of the day when falling asleep at the wheel is more likely. That's between 2.00am and 6.00am and between 2.00pm and 4.00pm 
  • Schedules of daily work should be carefully monitored to ensure that excessive hours are not worked
  • Schedules should be made so that journeys do not start before 6.00am or end too late in the day 

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

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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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