Shift into Winter

Winter is Mother Nature’s road test. Here’s how to ace it.

Road and weather conditions can change quickly. Before you head out, make sure you and your vehicle are prepared for driving in snow, ice, rain and fog.

Be Road Ready

For employers

Do your employees drive their own vehicles on the job? You’re responsible for their safety.

Any vehicle used for work is considered a workplace, regardless of who owns it.

Review your duties

 

For work drivers

Your safety on the road is a shared responsibility.

You, your employer, and your supervisor all play a role in ensuring you get home safe.

Learn what to do

Driving for work is dangerous. It doesn’t have to be, since most crashes, injuries, and deaths are preventable. Together, employers and employees can help ensure all work drivers and roadside workers get home safe at the end of their shift.

Behind every road safety crash statistic is a family member, friend, co-worker, or neighbour who was seriously hurt or killed. WorkSafeBC statistics for 2018 through 2022 for BC show:

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33%

of traumatic workplace deaths were due to vehicle crashes.

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18

deaths from work-related vehicle crashes every year, on average.

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1,573

people injured and off work from work-related vehicle crashes every year, on average.

Getting started with road safety
Featured tools & resources
Webinar

Reducing the Risks of Driver Fatigue

Fatigue creates a serious safety risk for drivers. It’s one of the leading contributors to crashes in BC. Learn what your organization and employees can do to manage fatigue behind the wheel.
Tool

RiskCheck

RiskCheck is a comprehensive online tool that helps you complete regular road safety risk assessments. Use it to identify hazards, rate risk, set priorities, and take actions to help keep drivers safe.
Form

Driver Assessment Form – fillable

Regularly assessing driver skills helps ensure employees maintain safe practices behind the wheel. Use this form to know what skills and behaviours to look for and how to assess them.
Tool Kit

Vehicle Inspections and Maintenance

A well-maintained vehicle that gets inspected regularly helps make driving safer. Use our tips and video to understand when and how to properly inspect and maintain work vehicles, regardless of who owns them.
Upcoming Events
Mar
14
Online workshop

Improving Driver Behaviours

Date & Time
Thursday, March 14, 2024, 9:30 a.m. (PDT) to 12:00 p.m. (PDT)
Online workshop
Location
Online Workshop
Organizer
Road Safety at Work
Training is essential to help ensure the safety of your employees when they drive on the job. This workshop explains methods you can use to help them build the driving knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviours they need.
Mar
20
In-person workshop

RiskCheck: Conducting Road Safety Risk Assessments

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 1:00 p.m. (PDT) to 3:30 p.m. (PDT)
In-person workshop
Location
BC General Service Employees’ Union – training room
Organizer
Road Safety at Work
Location: BC General Service Employees’ Union – training room 106 This workshop shows you how to use our RiskCheck tool to identify and assess road safety risks, then create an action plan to reduce the risks. Once you’ve successfully completed the session, you will receive a Record of Participation. The workshop is offered free of charge to organizations with operations in British Columbia. Space (or classroom size) is limited so register well in advance to secure your seat.

Shift into winter

Driving in winter has additional risks.  Use our practical resources and tips to prepare drivers and vehicles for changing conditions.

Start preparing

Cone zone slow down

Driving in and around Cone Zones puts people at risk. Learn how slowing down, moving over, and following instructions can help save the lives of roadside and emergency workers, and drivers.

Learn more

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