To be effective, a tyre safety policy must be fully integrated within the other health and safety at work policies, and in particular, to any driving at work policies. Here are just a few pointers to consider:
Does the health and safety policy statement cover work related road safety and the provision, maintenance or inspection of vehicles and their tyres?
Is there a commitment to work related road safety including tyre safety from the very top of the organisation? Are individual’s responsibilities clearly defined and communicated accordingly? Do people who have responsibilities for implementation of the policy have sufficient authority to exert influence?
Organisation and structure
Is the organisation sufficiently integrated and structured to allow effective implementation of a tyre safety policy including maintenance, inspections, training and communication?
Are suitable systems in place to manage a tyre safety policy effectively? Are vehicle’s tyres checked at regular intervals by persons who have undergone suitable training to qualify them for this?
What activities does the organisation perform to monitor the effectiveness of the tyre and work related road safety policies? Does it collect and review sufficient information to make informed decisions about the safety of drivers and future policy changes?