This information sheet provides basic information on conducting a workplace transport risk assessment. The information is aimed at employers, people in control of places of work, self-employed people and safety representatives. The information may also be of interest to employees.

What is a Workplace Transport Risk Assessment? A workplace transport risk assessment is the process of evaluating the risks to a person’s safety and health from any vehicle or piece of mobile equipment that is used by an employer, employee, self-employed person or a visitor, in the workplace. It is the systematic examination of all aspects of work that may be affected by workplace transport and looks at the specific hazards associated with the use of vehicles and mobile equipment in the workplace. The principle purpose of carrying out a workplace transport risk assessment is to reduce risk. The process forms part of the overall legal duties for employers and persons in control of places of work to conduct a risk assessment on all activities that introduce risk

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