New and existing driving related policies and procedures

A suite of new driving-related policies and procedures as well as updated existing guidance has been introduced.

The documents came into effect on Thursday (25th January) and have been written and approved to support all staff, managers and volunteers in regards to driving Trust vehicles or when undertaking business travel.

It is evident that many areas of the Trust undertake driving as part of their working business and whilst our 999 operation is high profile in regards to the element of driving under emergency conditions, the documents have been written to:

  • provide guidance to all drivers (staff and volunteers) in support of their legal and professional responsibilities regarding driving on EEAST business
  • ensure and enhance the safety and wellbeing of staff, patients, passengers and other road users
  • maintain a framework in which the Trust can measure and monitor the standards of driving of those persons authorised to drive on EEAST business.

The new documents include:

Driving Standards Policy and Procedure

Driving Trust Vehicles

Collision Reporting Procedure

Collision Adjudication Procedure

Fast Roads and Multi lane attendance procedure (new and updated revised version from existing multi lane and motorway procedure)

Welfare and Medical – Driving related

Driving Assessments, Infrequent Use of Emergency Response Driving Skill and Disqualification.

There is also an updated Speed Capping Guidance

Full details can be found on http://east24/Support-services/OpsSupport/DTU/driver-guidance.htm and please contact your line manager should you require any further information.

Published 30th January, 2018

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