Driver and rider access to welfare facilities

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 8th January 2021.

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Photo of Caroline Russell Caroline Russell Green

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has reminded delivery and collection sites of their duty to provide rest and welfare facilities, including toilets and handwashing, to delivery drivers (https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/drivers-transport-delivery.htm). Will you support delivery riders using bikes, cargo bikes and powered two wheelers to access rest and welfare facilities across London?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Yes. Ensuring that hygiene facilities are made available to delivery staff is especially important during the current pandemic. I welcome the Health and Safety Executive’s reminder to businesses which clearly states the legal requirement under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, to provide safe and easy access to toilets and hand washing facilities to support the health and wellbeing for all drivers and riders whilst carrying out their important work.