Ensuring that the drivers or riders are correctly trained.
The vehicles used are safe and roadworthy.
vehicles are licensed and have the correct driver insurance.
Loads to be delivered are not of a dangerous nature.
Correct equipment and clothing is provided clearly stating
the company they are working for.
Times given to make
deliveries are reasonable.
Drivers or riders are not expected to use mobile phones
Couriers are responsible for:
Ensuring they have the correct insurance on the vehicle
they are using for couriering.
Pedal cyclists should take out third party insurance even
though they are not legally obliged to. Keeping their vehicle in
roadworthy condition and clean.
Drivers or riders should not operate their vehicle in a
manner that could endanger themselves, other road users or pedestrians by
causing a road accident.
Vehicles should not be parked causing a danger to other
road users or in a manner likely to cause
When using cars, bikes, or pedal cycles for couriering no
more than 10 hours should be worked, though this is just a recommendation.
Couriers should not
or ride whilst tired.
Goods vehicle drivers should obey the UK's or EU's
legislation on driving hours.
Drivers or riders should never use their vehicles whilst
under the influence of drink or drugs.
More information on the courier code can be obtained from
Road Safety web site.