Delivery drivers may face hazards while performing their duties away from the warehouse or store. Risks associated with city driving, extreme weather conditions, and driver fatigue are a few such hazards. A disturbing trend that appears to be increasing in frequency across the United States is robbery of delivery drivers. The following tips may assist delivery drivers in avoiding such an incident:
- When taking orders, ask for a “call-back” number, and then verify the number is accurate.
- If a delivery address appears to be vacant, remain in your vehicle and leave the area immediately. The following may be indicators that an address is vacant: signs of neglect, several newspapers in the driveway, unkempt lawn, collection of trash, lack of illuminated interior lights, etc.
- When pulling up to a residence that is not well lit, phone the call-back number and ask that lights be turned on.
- Remain aware of surroundings at all times.
KEMI does not assume liability for the content of information contained herein. Safety and health remain your responsibility. This information is to be used for informational purposes only and not intended to be exhaustive or a substitute for proper training, supervision or manufacturers’ instructions/recommendations. KEMI, by publication of this information, does not assume liability for damage or injury arising from reliance upon it. Compliance with this information is not a guarantee or warranty that you will be in conformity with any laws or regulations nor does it ensure the absolute safety of any person, place or object, including, but not limited to, you, your occupation, employees, customers or place of business.