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  • The forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will shake up the way personal data is collected, stored and used. Andrew Don reports.

  • Health and Safety legislation requires you to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all employees while at work. You also have a responsibility to ensure that others are not put at risk by your work-related driving activities.

  • It is illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving. Ensuring all staff, including senior managers and line managers, understand the law and their responsibilities is essential.

  • The Highway Code is one of the most widely recognised books in the country. It lists everything that we must and must not do when driving a car. It also lists best practice in driving behaviour in areas where the government has decided not to legislate.

  • If your vehicles carry dangerous items you need to register with the Environment Agency. For this purpose, dangerous items include: toxic gases; butane gas; propane gas; explosives; fireworks; other flammable items; strong acids; and radioactive materials.

  • Making sure drivers have access to a safety pack is good practice, but you should ensure your drivers know how to use of all items you provide, such as jump leads or a first aid kit.

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