COVID-19 – Safer Transport Guidance for Operators

With UK lockdown measures being slowly and carefully eased, it’s vital that everyone, particularly those who will be coming into contact with other people, remain vigilant, follow social distancing measures, and the specific guidance that is set out to them by their employers and industry authorities.

The Department for Transport have developed guidance covering safer working principles and risk assessments for transport operators and organisations.

This guidance will help transport organisations in England provide safer workplaces and services for themselves, their workers and passengers. It outlines measures to assess and address the risks of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Individual organisations will have to translate the principles and examples given within the guidance into actions. Transport providers must remain mindful of their obligations to health and safety, equalities and employment legislation. Transport providers should try to co-ordinate their planning and execution of these actions with other providers to ensure effectiveness.

To read the guidance released by the Department for Transport (DfT), click here.