Driving & Vehicle Operation

General: Protecting workers from injuries and incidents associated with the daily task of driving

Application: As per job description

Protective Measures: 

  • Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada mandate for PPE based on site and job requirements ERP (Emergency Response Plan)

  • Alberta Traffic Laws

Supervisor Responsibility: To facilitate and/or provide proper instruction to their workers on protection requirements

Worker Responsibility:

All workers driving for company purposes are expected too drive defensively to avoid injury or incident. 

All employees must follow preventative and regular maintenance guidelines as per manufacturer specifications and complete pre-inspections. 

All incidents and near misses must be reported to employer. 



Guideline to ensure safe and defensive driving -


  • Always abide by rules and regulations as set forth by motor vehicles
  • Use a signal person when backing into blind or congested areas 
  • Drivers will possess a valid drivers license and drivers abstracts will be reviewed
  • Ensure to set brakes carefully when parking. If on an incline, set brakes, leave transmission on gear or in park position. Block wheels if necessary
  • Ensure you and passengers wear seatbelts
  • Always drive defensively, being courteous at all times.
  • Posted speed limits shall be adhered to at all times
  • Ensure everything in or on the vehicle is properly secured before travel
  • Before refueling, ensure the engine is shut off and any cell phones are left in the cab or turned off. No smoking near fuel pumps
  • Drive according to road and weather conditions
  • Maintain a safe speed and control of the vehicle
  • Stay alert and keep eyes open on road at all times
  • Pull over and rest if you feel tired or sleepy
  • Avoid loud music or distractions while driving
  • Pull over to a safe location to answer calls while driving, or let your voicemail ick calls up and check messages when you are stopped and in a safe location
  • Avoid backing if possible
  • Lower your speed in areas where there are common deer crossings
  • Maintain a safe following distance between you and any vehicles in front of you
  • Ensure complete stops at stop signs and red lights
  • Obey all traffic signs
  • Drive with both hands on the steering wheel
  • Ensure that all Cargo is secure as per the national safety code
  • Yield to traffic as required
  • Reduce backing up when possible
  • Back into parking stalls and complete a 360 walk around before proceeding to location. 


  • Drive in excess of the posted speed limit
  • Drive when you are tired or sleepy
  • Allow yourself distractions while driving such as cell phones or eating
  • Operate a vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol

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