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Workplace Transport Audit

Visitors and Parking

  • When arriving at site, is there clear signage that gives instructions to both visitors and contractors in relation to parking locations etc?

  • Are instructions available in languages other than English as visitors often do not have English as their first language?

  • Do parking arrangements segregate pedestrians from vehicles as far as possible?

  • Do you promote reverse parking for cars?

  • Are your parking arrangements using a one way system for heavy goods vehicle deliveries?

  • Is there a monitoring process that allows parking rules to be enforced on site?

  • Is there a risk assessment that covers parking areas?

  • Are parking areas well lit with adequate ground surface?

Site Layout – Interior

  • Are housekeeping standards ensuring that stock is not extending into vehicle and pedestrian routes?

  • Are pedestrian routes clearly marked around the building that segregate pedestrians from moving vehicles?

  • Are traffic routes well maintained with a good standard of surface?

  • Are there barriers to prevent pedestrians walking out of doorways into the path of a vehicle?

  • Are blind bends and entry points into buildings and racking aisles made safer with the use of mirrors?

  • Do supervisors in the loading bay area have a formal system for preventing vehicle drive away incidents?

  • Is there a safe place with access to toilet and refreshment facilities for third party drivers to wait whilst their vehicle is unloaded?

  • Is the interior layout of your buildings included in the workplace transport risk assessment?

Site Layout – Exterior

  • Have one way systems been introduced as far as possible?

  • Are trained reversing assistants available to work with reversing vehicles?

  • Are loading and unloading of vehicle activities undertaken in areas with flat, firm ground giving a level surface and with adequate lighting?

  • Is there a safe route for third party drivers to make their way to a safe area to wait whilst their vehicle is loaded or unloaded?

  • Are there clear speed restrictions on site?

  • Is compliance with the speed limits monitored and enforced?

  • Are objects such as tanks and pipework protected by barriers?

  • Are surface markings in good condition?

  • Is there use of mirrors on blind bends?

  • Does landscaping reduce driver visibility of pedestrians?

Employee Behaviours

  • Is there evidence of employees and third parties wearing appropriate personal protective equipment?

  • Have fork lift truck drivers been provided with adequate up to date training?

  • Have delivery vehicle drivers been trained on vehicle reversing techniques for the vehicles they are required to use?

  • Have delivery drivers been trained on safe loading techniques?

  • Are checks made to ensure that delivery vehicles carrying goods are safely loaded and not overloaded?

  • Have employees who accept deliveries been trained on precautions in respect of unstable loads?

  • Have pedestrians and fork lift truck drivers working in buildings been provided with instructions on always keeping two metres separation between a truck and a pedestrian?

  • Is there evidence that non essential employees are kept out of vehicle yard areas?

  • Do drivers and third party drivers apply both the tractor unit and trailer parking brakes before coupling or uncoupling a trailer?

  • Are employees following a safe system of work that prevents falls from the flat bed or container of a trailer?

  • Is there a risk assessment that covers work at height in respect of vehicle sheeting, loading and unloading?

  • Do drivers have the relevant licences / certificates for the vehicles they are using?

  • Have both pedestrians and drivers been provided with training on the measures on site to prevent workplace transport accidents on a signed receipt basis?


  • Are there records to demonstrate that suitable vehicle servicing and maintenance is being carried out?

  • Is there evidence that a vehicle defect reporting process is in use?

  • Are there records to evidence that drivers are carrying out vehicle inspections?

  • Are there records to demonstrate that drivers have been trained on the vehicle inspection process?

  • Is there an effective system of work to control unauthorised use of fork lift trucks?


  • Is there evidence that managers are checking that daily vehicle inspections are being undertaken?

  • Is there evidence that toolbox talks on workplace transport subjects are being delivered to drivers and pedestrians?

  • Is there evidence that managers are enforcing site rules on workplace transport?

  • Is there evidence of positive feedback being given to drivers that are performing well and following site rules?

  • Is there evidence that the workplace transport risk assessment is being reviewed on a regular basis?

  • Is data on workplace transport system implementation being gathered as part of the review process?

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