Access to Welfare Facilities is a Must for Drivers

The Traffic Commissioners are aware of several incidents in which drivers have been refused access to handwashing and toilet facilities when making deliveries. Even more shockingly, on occasion, this has involved operators refusing access to other operators.

The Government guidance is clear on the measures that everyone should be taking during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In order to adhere to this, and protect themselves and others, drivers must be fully supported in carrying out their duties safely.

The advice issued by HSE says it’s illegal to refuse drivers access to sanitary facilities when they are delivering to your premises. It also acknowledges that failure to allow the use of welfare provisions could increase the risk of the COVID-19 virus spreading.

The Traffic Commissioners urge everyone to unite during the outbreak and say it’s vital that the whole country pulls together in these challenging times.
the situation with the outbreak develops.