Winter driving

20 October 2023

Clocks go back an hour on the last Sunday of October marking the end of summer and the start of daylight saving. Winter is on the doorstep, meaning the days will be getting shorter and adverse weather is set to make road conditions a little more challenging.

To ensure drivers are fully prepared for the seasonal weather conditions and to remind them of the risks, winter driving is the subject of our October Toolbox Talk.

The Toolbox Talk reminds drivers how to operate safely in adverse weather and covers:

  • Preparing for winter driving and pre-journey checks
  • Typical winter kit needed to cope with an unplanned event
  • Safe driving techniques in different weather conditions, including fog, rain, wind, snow and ice

The safety of an operation depends on the skill, attitude and effectiveness of its drivers. However, different adverse weather conditions can demand very different driving techniques. It’s important to take time to consider the importance and impact of driver preparedness and safety as we enter the winter months.