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Winter driving nov 2013



A basic training on winter driving by DGB Health & Safety Solutions. Produced by Dave Bennion this presentation seeks to give advice to drivers who need to travel for business in adverse weather ...

A basic training on winter driving by DGB Health & Safety Solutions. Produced by Dave Bennion this presentation seeks to give advice to drivers who need to travel for business in adverse weather conditions particularly snow and ice.



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  • 1. DGB Health & Safety Solutions (Est. 2011) Toolbox Talks - Training Dave Bennion BSc(Hons); Tech IOSH; SIIRSM; MInstLM; CIHM; ACQI; AMIIAI Health & Safety Consultant/ Owner 22/11/2013 1
  • 2. Winter Driving 22/11/2013 2
  • 3. Winter Driving Driving can be dangerous what ever the weather! In winter snow, ice and cold confront us so we need to be prepared. Before making a journey in winter particularly long distance think:  Is this journey necessary?  Could video conferencing be used with clients?  Could I work from home remotely rather than go into the office? 22/11/2013 3
  • 4. Winter Driving If you must drive to the client:  Is there an alternative mode of transport ie: train (for long journey)  Could you stay overnight and visit a number of clients over a few days.  If you must use your car make sure it is well maintained and regularly serviced according to manufacturers instructions.  Ensure it is adequately insured (business insurance – if for work).  Ensure that you have breakdown/ recovery service.  Make sure you have a planned route and someone knows. 22/11/2013 4
  • 5. Winter Driving 22/11/2013 5
  • 6. Winter Driving Items to bring on a journey/ have in your car:              Ice scraper and de-icer. Torch and spare batteries – or a wind-up torch. Warm clothing and blankets. Boots/ wellies with a good grip/ snow grips. First aid kit – make sure it is stocked up. Jump start cable. Food and a warm drink in a thermos flask. A shovel – use can get a retractable one to fit in the boot. Reflective warning signs and a high vis jacket/ vest. Road atlas as well as your sat-nav. Sunglasses – you can get glare off the snow which can dazzle. Mobile phone and charger. Some money and emergency numbers. 22/11/2013 6
  • 7. Winter Driving Things to remember when driving in snow:  Check the tyre tread and pressure, the screen wash levels before you set off – make sure it has anti-freeze so water does not freeze.  Make sure your windows and mirrors are clear and the roof does not have lots of snow which could fall when driving.  Only accelerate gently using low revs and change into a higher gear as soon as possible to help reduce wheel slip.  When driving or parking leave a greater gap between you and the car in front also remember slowing down will take longer.  Steer, brake and make gear changes smoothly and slowly.  Always allow plenty of time for the journey as traffic will move slower.  Do not leave any accessories on charge overnight as it will drain your battery such as mobile phone chargers, sat navs and ipads. 22/11/2013 7
  • 8. Winter Driving Plan your route carefully:  Listen to weather forecasts.  Avoid country lines and poorly lit roads.  Plan your route with stops and make sure someone at the office knows.  Keep in contact with the office at each stop off point to keep them up to date if a long journey. Never use a phone and drive – it is illegal. Keep “hands free” calls brief and make the caller aware you are driving – if possible avoid calls until stationery and the engine returned off with hand brake on. 22/11/2013 8
  • 9. Winter Driving 22/11/2013 9
  • 10. Any Questions? 22/11/2013 10
  • 11. On behalf of DGB Health & Safety Solutions Thank you for watching! 22/11/2013 11
  • 12. For further information: • • • • • • Contact on: PO Box 122, Bingley, West Yorkshire. BD16 9BF. Web: E-mail: Skype: david.bennion21 Mobile: 07900431649/ 07887459551 22/11/2013 12