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Coronavirus: Safety in road transport

The resumption of activity in road transport will gradually resume on a large scale. As a road driver, you may ask yourself how to ensure this resumption of activity safely

We answer your questions and give you some good advice to keep you and others safe.

Each employee must comply with the instructions given to him by his employer according to the situation of his company and his own situation. You must also personally ensure your own safety and that of your colleagues by respecting the health instructions given.

Should I wear a mask?

Wearing a mask is not a regulatory obligation, but its use is strongly recommended because it constitutes an additional means of health protection. Your employer must provide you with equipment to ensure your safety against the coronavirus, including masks, and hydro-alcoholic gel.

Should I wear gloves?

Apart from your PPE (compulsory work equipment), wearing gloves to limit the spread of the virus is not recommended. Indeed, if your gloves are contaminated they can be a source of infection if you wear them on your face. It is better to wash your hands regularly rather than wearing the same pair of gloves all day.

What should my cleaning kit contain?

When you go on tour, you are strongly advised to take a sufficient cleaning kit with you. This will allow you to disinfect and clean your equipment, and your cabin. The latter must include:

  • Water and soap or hydroalcoholic gel
  • Single-use towels or a sufficient quantity of reusable towels to use once (then cleaning at 60 °)
  • Trash bags
  • Cleaning wipes

Can I visit my fellow operators in the offices?

You must limit your movements within the company's sites to what is strictly necessary. You must also respect barrier gestures and avoid any physical contact with your colleagues.

Am I obliged to have the transport documents signed?

Signatures on documents are temporarily no longer required.You can write down the date, time and name of the person if they agree, and take a time-stamped photo of the receipt of the goods.

I think I am infected, what should I do?

If you think you have the symptoms of the coronavirus, do not go to your doctor, but call him for his medical opinion if these symptoms are mild (cough, fever).If your symptoms are aggravating, call the Samu (15).

Any contaminated employee must immediately inform his manager, and follow the measures that will be indicated to him by his manager or the management of the company.You will be advised to stay at home in order to limit contamination to other people.

Tips and good practices:

  1. If you share your truck with other drivers, be sure to disinfect it with common cleaning products or disinfectants. However, the assignment of a fixed vehicle is to be preferred by your employer.
  2. After your service, clean your vehicle: steering wheel, handles, dashboard, keys, manual control of tailgates or trays and the entire passenger compartment.
  3. During queues at parks or docks, stay in your cabin. Also, limit physical or direct contact with other drivers or site staff.
  4. Do not touch your face before washing your hands, at least after each delivery.
  5. You can check the open places where to take your break in order to eat and access toilets. For this, a BisonFuté card is atyourdisposal.
  6. Use your own pen and do not lend it.
  7. Do not hesitate to pass on your feedback to your manager. This will allow your company to adapt the procedures or measures planned.

Guide to good practices in road transport

The National Collective Agreement for Road Transport and Auxiliary Transport Activities has established a guide to good practices for the profession. You can find instructions and good practices to adopt depending on the road transport activity you carry out. We are making this guide available to you, which can be viewed below.

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