In vehicle technology policy

16 Feb

In vehicle technology policy



RJC Low Loaders Ltd is committed to reducing the risks that our staff face and create when using in-vehicle technology whilst driving at work. Staff using in-vehicle technology for work must ensure that they always use it safely.

Examples of in vehicle technology include – Televisions, (ACC) Adaptive cruise control, (BLIS) Blind Sport Information System, Driver Fatigue Monitoring Systems, Reversing and parking aids, Adaptive Front Lighting systems, Satellite Navigation systems, Speed warning systems & speed limiters and Electronic Braking and Stability systems etc

Persistent failure to comply with the policy will be regarded as a serious disciplinary matter.

Drivers must ensure:

  • ❖  Ensure they do not use in-vehicle technology inappropriately, (e.g. entering datawhile the vehicle us moving)
  • ❖  Read the instruction manual to understand how the system works
  • ❖  Report any problems about using the equipment to their line manager
  • ❖  Report road safety problems, including crashes, incidents, fixed penalty notices,summons and convictions for any offence, including vehicle defects, to their linemanager.
  • ❖  Present their driving licence for inspection regularly and on request
  • ❖  Co-operate with monitoring, reporting and investigation proceduresManagers must ensure:
  • ❖  Lead by personal example
  • ❖  That any technology provided is provided is suitable for the needs of staff
  • ❖  Staff understand their responsibilities about in-vehicle technology
  • ❖  Staff receive appropriate training and advice periodically to ensure they can use in-vehicle technology safely
  • ❖  Regular visual inspections are conducted of nomadic technology to ensure that theyare located and can safely be used by the driver
  • ❖  Work related road safety is included in team meetings and staff appraisals andperiodic checks are conducted to ensure our vehicle policies are adhered too.
  • ❖  They follow the monitoring, reporting and investigation procedures to help lessonswhich could help improve our future road safety performance
  • ❖  They challenge unsafe attitudes and behaviours and encourage staff to take care oftheir vehicles
    We have identified that of all the technology that falls within scope, mobile phones and satellite navigation equipment is of particular risk. To help address this, we have produced separate policies for these equipment types.

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