Can a HGV driver work 6 days every week?
The answer to this commonly asked question is a HGV driver can have no less than 9 hours’ daily rest within a 24 hour period up to three times in a week. This means a HGV driver can work a maximum of three 15 hour days a week (as long as all other working time rules are met).
Does POA count as rest?
POA does not count towards a break. The only time it is ‘accepted’ is when you are in the passenger seat of a moving vehicle and that is only down to the inability of the digi tach to be set to any other mode, ie he was on a break but couldn’t show it. If it was actually a poa then it wasn’t a break!
Can you have 2 reduced weekly rest?
A Reduced Weekly Rest Period A reduced weekly rest is a rest period of at least 24 but less than 45 hours duration. In any two consecutive ‘fixed’ weeks a driver must take at least: 2 regular weekly rests or. One regular weekly rest and one reduced weekly rest.
What is the working time directive for HGV drivers?
The HGV working time directive requires drivers completing other work to take a 30 minute break if their work is between 6 and 9 hours, or 45 minutes if work totals over 9 hours.
Are HGV drivers hours still relaxed?
The temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours has been extended until 31 October 2021.
Does POA count towards shift time?
There is no ‘opt-out’ for individuals wishing to work longer than an average 48-hour week, but breaks and ‘periods of availability’ do not count as working time. Generally speaking, a period of availability ( POA ) is waiting time, the duration of which must be known in advance.
How long do tacho infringements last?
How long do tacho infringements last? If you’re wondering how long tacho infringements last, the straight answer is that there is no limit, and as stated above; driver hours offences can be investigated for up to 6 months. There are however different levels of infringements, where a level 5 infringement is the highest.
Can a HGV driver work 2 Saturdays in a row?
The Fortnightly Drive Rule You can drive no more than 90 hours within 2 consecutive weeks. This is any 2 weeks together, and the rolling total must not exceed 90 hours.
What happens if you go over working time directive?
If you continue to work up until you exceed 9 hours of WTD, then you must take a further 15 minute break. So 45 minutes of break across the shift in total. Again, this can be taken in periods of at least 15 minutes or more, or all at once provided you do not breach other regulations.
Can drivers opt out of WTD?
The Working time directive applies to all workers was created to protect workers however you can choose to opt out. Professional Drivers however have to comply with “The Road Transport Directive” and you can not choose to opt out of this.
Can HGV drivers drive for 11 hours?
This means drivers can legally drive for 11 hours twice a week, increasing from nine hours maximum previously. Weigh HGV drivers shortage issues against the risks involved by requesting them to drive for 11 hours a day.
Can night workers opt out of working time directive?
Restrictions on night work As a night worker, you should not work more than an average of eight hours in each 24-hour period. This average is usually calculated over a 17-week period. This includes regular overtime, but not occasional overtime. You cannot opt out of this night working limit.
Can a HGV driver opt out of the 48 Hour Week?
As a HGV driver you cannot opt out from this 48 hour week. You can if you want to extend the 4 month reference period to six months. However this must be okayed by the union.
What are the Working Time Directive rules for drivers?
The Working Time Directive Rules for Drivers: What is the weekly maximum? The total number of hours worked cannot exceed 60 hours within any fixed week. What is the maximum weekly average? Over the WTD period, usually 17 or 26 weeks, you must average no more than 48 hours per week. I.e. Your hours should be monitored each week for 17 weeks.
What is the average working week for a HGV driver?
Ok so the average working week for a HGV driver is roughly 48 hours which is over a 4 month reference period. As a HGV driver you cannot opt out from this 48 hour week. You can if you want to extend the 4 month reference period to six months. However this must be okayed by the union.
Who is affected by the GB Domestic drivers’ hours rules?
Drivers of vehicles subject to the GB domestic drivers’ hours rules or who are an occasional mobile worker (see text box for definition below), are affected by four provisions of the Working Time Regulations 1998. The reference period for calculating the 48-hour average week is normally a rolling 17-week period.