The UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated its website on providing ventilation during the COVID-19 pandemic to make the advice easier to find and understand.
It has also published a new video on keeping vehicles ventilated, explaining how you can reduce the risk of transmitting the virus when using vehicles.
- Make sure workers switch on ventilation systems while they’re using work vehicles. They should be set to draw in fresh air and not to recirculate it.
- Encourage workers to keep vehicle windows open. If it’s cold they can leave the heating on to keep the vehicle comfortable.
- If it’s safe to do so, opening doors of vehicles between different passengers will help to change the air quickly. Opening vehicle windows fully for a few minutes can also help clear the air before anyone else gets in.
The Department for Transport has guidance on working safely in taxis and private hire vehicles.