Transport procedure

This procedure replaces all previous corporate policies and procedures relating to transport


This procedure sets our consistent way of managing the risks associated with transport across Hampshire County Council (HCC). The aim is to secure compliance with:

  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

This procedure includes the use of any motorised vehicle carrying a load or people on or off HCC sites for work purposes. It includes both HCC owned vehicles and private vehicles used on HCC business. It does not include commuting to and from work which is not driving for work.

The procedure is divided into three areas:

People – this section includes matters relating to people’s suitability to operate vehicles including competence, licensing and fitness to operate.

Vehicles – this section includes vehicles in the workplace such as motorised fork lift trucks, but not manually moved pallet trucks and similar. It includes all vehicles used including privately own vehicles.

Sites – this section includes the management of permanent site transport risks in areas under HCC control, including car parks, goods movement areas etc. It does not include the management of transport on highway or construction sites, which should be considered as part of the transport planning for each individual project.

Full procedure

Full Procedure



Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency - Safe driving for life

HSE guidance on vehicle and transport at work

MIDAS - Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme

Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency - Safe driving for life

The Highway Code