Keeping HGV drivers safe on the road

March 28th, 2023
How to keep your HGV drivers safe on the road

What can fleet owners and driving agencies do to keep their HGV drivers safe on the road? Here are some tips on how to keep them safe:

How can fleet owners keep their HGV drivers safe

1. Provide proper training. Ensure your drivers have the right training on handling HGVs and the specific equipment they will use. Provide regular refresher training to reinforce safe driving practices.

2. Check your vehicles regularly. Regular vehicle maintenance is crucial to prevent breakdowns and accidents on the road. Conduct routine checks on brakes, tires, and other critical components to ensure that the vehicle is safe for the driver and other road users.

3. Encourage regular breaks. Driving for long periods of time can be exhausting, so encourage your drivers to take regular breaks to rest and stretch their legs. This can help reduce fatigue and increase alertness on the road.

4. Monitor driving behaviour: Use technology such as telematics to monitor driving behaviour and provide feedback to drivers on areas where they can improve. This can help reduce risky driving behaviour, such as harsh braking and acceleration.

5. Provide appropriate safety gear: Provide appropriate safety gear such as reflective clothing, hard hats, and safety shoes to protect drivers while they are outside the vehicle.

6. Consider driver well-being: Encourage healthy eating and exercise habits and provide mental health support to help drivers manage stress and other challenges they may face on the road.

7. Promote a safety culture: Encourage drivers to report any safety concerns and promote a culture of safety within your organization. This can help identify potential hazards, and address them before they become a problem.

By following the above tips, you can help keep your HGV drivers safe on the road and prevent potential accidents and injuries.

How driving agencies can ensure drivers’ safety on the road

What procedures does your business have in place to ensure drivers’ safety?

Driving agencies can ensure drivers’ safety on the road by:

Here at NN1 Personnel, we are legally obliged to ensure the HGV drivers we register are fit for the road and fully aware of driving laws and regulations, including driving hours.

This is our responsibility which we take very seriously. We check the driver’s background, knowledge and qualifications before we find the perfect match for our client. By law, agencies must comply with the Employment Agencies act 1973 and the Conduct of Employment agencies And Employment Business Regulations 2003, which ensures the HGV drivers we supply have the qualifications legally required to do the work.

How do we make sure our HGV drivers keep safe on the road?

Keeping HGV drivers safe on the road is important for both their own well-being and the safety of other road users. It is also vital for employers as a compliant driver is a safe driver, and safer drivers are less likely to cause accidents that will cost a company time and money.

Do you need quality drivers?

We are an award-winning driver agency based in Northampton supplying quality drivers to clients across Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, and Buckinghamshire. Get in touch with us on 01604 626355 or You can count on us to provide the drive behind your business.

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