Whilst this is a lasting problem, this year has seen more challenges with ice and snow than in recent years. No matter how far your commute to work, the snow and ice can make this journey extremely dangerous. So we thought it would be timely to share some reminders on how to minimise risk, and keep as safe as possible whilst travelling to and from work, or in the course of your work. See our top 10 tips here, which follow the hierarchy of control measures.
Here are our top tips for staying safe on the snowy roads using the HSE’S Leadership and Worker Involvement Tool Kit approach:
Other things to think about include:
- Remember to allow extra time for travelling- as there may be delays due to increased stopping distances and slower driving.
- If you are driving through foggy conditions and are using your fog lights- always remember to turn them off when you reach a suitable visibility as fog lamps can unsafe for other drivers. The Highway Code recommends that fog lights should only be used when you cannot see more than 100m in front or behind you.
If you would like to know more about driving safely in the snow, please call us on 01622 717700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For other services, visit our advisory page.