All through the pandemic, Apollo drivers have kept our wheels moving, and in turn have assisted in keeping the cogs moving for a number of large companies that contribute to the infrastructure of not only Wales, but the whole of the UK.
They have endured long and arduous hours, delivering for the likes of NHS-Wales, Arriva Wales, and other Government services, all whilst wearing their PPE and taking as much precaution as possible. For this we would like to say a massive
Without you guys, our business wouldn’t be able to provide the first class service that we can offer our clients. Thank you for taking pride in your work, and taking care with our customers’ precious deliveries. You rock!
Our Drivers welfare is important to us, and we would like them to remain safe and looked after not only when they are driving, but also whilst they are on site for our customers, both on collection and delivery.
Duty Holders at sites where loading or unloading happens must take reasonable steps to protect the health and safety of drivers delivering and collecting. Think about how to maintain social distancing for visiting drivers to reduce transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and make sure they have access to welfare facilities like toilets and handwashing facilities at your site.
Driver access to welfare facilities
Businesses which make or receive deliveries should ensure drivers have easy and safe access to toilets and handwashing facilities.
Social distancing in drivers’ waiting or rest rooms
You should manage the safety of visiting drivers in line with HSE guidance by providing dedicated waiting areas with welfare and rest room facilities for them.
During the coronavirus pandemic you should put in place arrangements to ensure drivers can follow good handwashing procedures and maintain social distancing.
Changing where drivers wait
If your existing facilities do not allow drivers to maintain social distancing, you could relocate the waiting area, or it may be safer – as a temporary measure – for drivers to remain in their cab during loading or unloading.
If you make changes to your current arrangements, think about how you’ll continue to reduce the risk of drive-away incidents and how drivers can be allowed to safely access welfare facilities.