Health, Safety & Environmental BulletinBulletins highlight issues that will be experienced throughout the industry, and prove a useful tool to encourage the raising of standards and awareness of health and safety issues industry wide. No 601
04 January 2018
Please see enclosed a safety poster regarding winter driving shared with us by BP.
Even in dry conditions, cold weather can increase stopping distances – at temperatures under 7 degree Centigrade normal tyres become hard and are less able to key into the road surface.
Stopping distances on icy roads can be up to ten times normal stopping distances, so always leave plenty of room between yourself and the driver in front. Look ahead for hazards, including patches of ice or snow. Brake and accelerate smoothly to reduce the risk of a skid.
Always check the