Many of you will have experienced delays due to the adverse weather conditions today, in particular the snow, which has affected several parts of the country.

More snow is forecast; therefore it is important that you are aware of the simple precautions you must take.

In most areas, main roads are kept reasonably clear and simple precautions like driving at slower speeds and allowing more time for your journey will suffice.

Please follow this self-explanatory guidance:

  • listen to local and national weather news

  • listen to national and local travel bulletins

  • prepare your car by checking anti-freeze, tyres, battery, washer bottle and enough fuel for the journey

  • put warm clothing in the vehicle

  • make sure mobile phones are fully charged

  • consider if your journey is essential

  • plan your journey and allow extra time

  • let someone know where you’re going and what time you are expected to arrive.

This winter driving poster provides some simple information:

and for further useful tips, click on Managing Occupational Road Risk.

For further information, refer to our Occupational Road Risk topic where you can find out more details about driving in adverse weather conditions.

Be sensible, be safe and if you have any concerns, speak to your line manager in the first instance.

Last reviewed 31 January 2019