Driving and transportation are one of the most dangerous work-related activities, causing thousands of serious injuries and death due to various accidents. The most common reasons for accidents are people struck by vehicles, loads falling off from the vehicle and the vehicles overturning. This dangerous workplace activity becomes even more dangerous while transporting dangerous goods and accessing to public roads. Accidents on public roads may affect the health and safety of public road users, pedestrians and even their families’.
Not only these accidents will result in a direct and indirect cost to the company due to various reasons, but also the company and those involved in the accident may also face legal penalties, and in serious cases even imprisonment. Core principles in controlling the associated risks are safe site, safe driver and safe vehicle.