DriveTech has created a new free online toolkit for drivers to help fleets as the lockdown begins to lift.
The toolkit is free to access for anyone who manages a driving community, or who is a driver themselves, and it will help with getting fleets and drivers safely back on to the road.
The toolkit covers aspects of preparation including the roadworthiness of the fleet such as battery, tyre and other vital maintenance checks plus key considerations for drivers, including subject areas such as getting back on the road, vulnerable road users, increases in traffic after an abnormal lull, and even Mental Health Awareness pointers – important especially as we recognise Mental Health Awareness Week this week.
It’s designed to complement the summary information from the Government on coming out of lockdown which includes details from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on health and safety at work guidance. The guidance includes specific advice on Working safely during coronavirus (Covid-19) – Vehicles, which covers people who work in or from vehicles, including couriers, mobile workers, lorry drivers, on-site transit and work vehicles, field forces and similar.
Colin Paterson, head of marketing at DriveTech, said: “Just as our parent company, the AA, has been offering support to the frontline including the NHS and Emergency Services during the pandemic, DriveTech is also keen to help – and with a specific focus on road safety, minimising unnecessary distractions and helping to reduce road collisions. We hope this free toolkit can help get drivers back on the road safely.”
The DriveTech toolkit can be directly accessed from this link and can be readily shared amongst driving communities to help as part of the AA’s overall work to help keep Britain moving.