Open Letter from DfT & HSE – Toilet Access is the Law

In an open letter published in May 2020, The Department for Transport (DfT), as well as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) set out in no uncertain terms the following:

“Businesses which make or receive deliveries, should ensure that drivers have easy and safe access to toilets and hand washing facilities to support their health and wellbeing whilst carrying out their important work, which supports the economy.”

In this current age of Covid-19 and potential new lock downs, drivers are being advised to report any firm which denies them access to either a toilet or hand washing facilities.

The open letter can be read in full here, whilst more general information concerning Driver welfare at delivery/collection sites during Covid can be found here.