Workplace Transport Risk Assessments (WTRA)

Health and Safety legislation imposes a general duty on employers to do whatever is 'reasonably practicable' to control work-related risks to their employees and other people who could be affected by their business activities.

A poor safety record can result in disruption to the efficient running of an organisation, a loss of reputation, poor staff morale and an increase in costs.

An employer has a legal duty to ensure the safety of employees working on the site, and that duty of care also extends to other visitors to the site, including contractors and delivery drivers.


Guide to our services for Workplace Transport Safety

TMS has extensive experience in carrying out Workplace Transport Risk Assessments (WTRA) to check for compliance with current health and safety legislation and HSE guidance, and to offer practical recommendations for controlling identified risks presented by the movement of traffic around the workplace.  We use engineering judgement based on the assessors experience in risk assessment and accident investigation. 

TMS can provide the following services with regards to Workplace Transport Safety, with reference to the HSE Guidance Document HSG136 "A Guide to Workplace Transport Safety (3rd Edition), published 2014.


Safe Site - Design

  1. Traffic routes
  2. Reasonable adjustments for disabled people
  3. One-way systems
  4. Large vehicles
  5. Segregation of pedestrians
  6. Pedestrian crossings
  7. Members of the public
  8. Visibility
  9. Speed
  10. Speed humps and cushions
  11. Speed limits
  12. Signs, signals and markings
  13. Lighting

As an example, TMS can assess traffic and pedestrian routes within a workplace to determine whether circulation routes are suitable, speed control is required, visibility is adequate for drivers and pedestrians and whether segregation and specific crossings are required along pedestrian routes.  Some examples include:


Our experience

TMS have carried out Workplace Transport Risk Assessments on a whole range of different transport, manufacturing and storage sites across the country where site managers have asked for an independent survey as part of their commitment to ensuring the health and safety of their employees and other visitors to the site.


Request a WTRA Quotation

If you would like to obtain a quotation please click here.  The form will be submitted direct to Lorna Charles who will respond accordingly.  Alternatively if you would like to discuss your requirements then please give Lorna a call on +44 (0)24 7669 0900.

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