Poor Access to Facilities by Drivers Continues to be Reported Across the Country

Driver access to welfare facilities

Poor access to facilities by drivers continues to be reported across the country.

The legal responsibility to provide access to these facilities lies with whoever controls the premises drivers are visiting.

We are hearing reports that some drivers are not being allowed to use welfare facilities when they deliver. This is against the law and, with the latest advice for hands to be washed regularly, failure to allow access to welfare facilities may increase the risk of COVID-19 spreading.

The Health & Safety Executive is taking these reports seriously and have issued a joint open letter from HSE and the Department for Transport (PDF)- Portable Document Format on the requirements.

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